> > problem ? With RAM prices as they are no swap is of course very viable for a
> > new box but I'd like to know the good word for old boxes which might be
> > getting a kernel upgrade.
>> Basically, because of "overcommit" and some other design decisions, if
> you don't have more swap than ram on a 2.4 kernel, you can expect wierd
> swap problems, like massive swapping when you are just using a wee bit etc.
>> If your swap partition is smaller than RAM, adding a swapfile or some
> such will likely double system performance when you are doing disk access
> and swapping.
If I remember Andrea VM 2.4.x (x>=10) doesn't have this requirement..
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