How much swap space for a 32 GB RAM system?

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Wed Jul 23 11:55:07 UTC 2014

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 06:20:50 PM Littlefield, Tyler 

> That number was always weird and never made much sense.
> What swap ultimately comes down to though is you, the
> user. If you foresee needing more than 32 gb ram, feel
> free to add more swap space. If you don't, maybe 8 gb or
> so just to be on the safe side. If you really need 32 gb
> swap space, I'd recommend just getting more ram, as that
> will be much, much faster than thrashing.

I've always kept swap at no more than 4GB, whether I have 
256MB or 256GB of RAM :-).

Of course, swap is very important when doing VM's, but 
that's another issue entirely :-).

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