On Wed, 2004-12-15 at 17:22 +0000, Niall O Broin wrote:
> On 15 Dec 2004, at 15:55, Robert Kiely wrote:
>> > I'm using gentoo linux at the moment and I'm not really
> > doing that much with it but I'm not using a swap
> > partition because I thought that with 768MB of RAM it
> > wouldn't be neccesary. Please enlighten me as to whether or
> > not I really need it...
>> That's a really easy question to answer. You need a swap partition if
> your virtual memory requirements will exceed 768MB. But what will my
> virtual memory requirements be, do I hear you ask? That, unfortunately,
> is a somewhat harder question to answer. You'll just have to suck it
> and see. Run without swap, and periodically run free to see how your
> memory usage is going.
>> But anyway, you're a gentoo user. Doesn't compiling your own highly
> optimised gentoo packages eliminate the need for swap anyway?
>I hate it when people Just think gentoo is all about optimisation.
It's far more that just that,people use gentoo for different reasons.
I for one like the whole bleeding edges thing, and yes i know debain has
sid and redhat has freshrpms and the likes.Also it allows me to
understand more about what goes on with my system and maybe even fix it.
I'm not trying to start a flame fest/distro war again.(we have too may
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