Like you, I'm also aware of the swap = 2 x RAM
rule of thumb.
I'd like to humbly suggest that a more reliable
rule is how much memory your software actually
Having more RAM will make it less likely that
you'll need swap, and unless you're planning to
use new memory hogging software, you might not
need to do anything!
On 09/16/08 22:19, Gerard Cunningham wrote:
> I recently upgraded the RAM on my desktop from 256Mb to 1Gb, but the
> swap is still as was. On a rough rule of thumb, I think this means I
> should also increase swap memory to 1Gb. Is there a straightforward way
> to do this, or would it be as easy simply to backup /home then reinstall
> and restore? Come to that, with 1Gb of RAM, do I need to bother
> increasing swap? I'm using Ubuntu Hardy Heron.
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