On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 01:27:29PM +0100, Liam Bedford wrote:
> not just uses more.. you should have 1-2 times as much swap as memory with
>> They seem to be (according to kt.zork.net) debating whether if you have
> oodles of ram you need to do that..
Yes, this is bucking fizarre. Here I've been busily telling people for
years, on both Solaris and Linux lists, that
swap_needed = virtual_memory_needed - RAM_present
and that the only small :-) problem is figuring out a value for
virtual_memory_needed because the long quoted "rule of thumb" of swap = 2 x
memory was a hangover from SunOS days (where virtual memory = swap, and you
must have at least as much swap as memory, so 2 x RAM became the norm) and
now with the 2.4 kernel apparently you should have either NO swap, or 2 x RAM.
I really hope that those who know will examine this and come up with the
definite pronouncement for all us poor ignorant users.
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