John P. Looney wrote:
>On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 12:05:13PM +0100, Paul Reilly mentioned:
>>>>>I generally make swap the first partition on a disk.
>>>These should be the fastest parts of the disk, not that on a modern disk the
>>>difference shouldn't be that big.
>>>>>>>>>>>OK, good idea.
>>2nd Q: if the machine has huge RAM, say 4GB, do you really need to
>>allocate 2.5x this (10 GB) as disk swap? It seems crazy. I didn't
>>do this one 2.4 box, and had all sorts of kswapd problems.
>>>>>> No, you don't. We have many machines running on compact flash, with no
>swap. Just make sure you have enough RAM.
>>>AIUI, the vm stuff changed in 2.4.9 -> 2.4.10
before that, it swapped stuff out, and needed swap at least == ram. Now
it's not as bad,
so if you don't go over ram, you don't need swap.
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