Michael S. Mason
midnitemac at me.com
Mon Aug 10 23:10:56 BST 2009
Cool, thank you ALL for your quick replies!
Enjoy the rest of your day...
On Aug 10, 2009, at 3:04 PM, John Klockenkemper wrote:
> Stick to the default swap like Jim recommended. It is
> always a good idea to have swap, even though you may never use it.
> Having swap for whenever is good but not having any swap when you
> need it is BAD.
> John Klockenkemper
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 4:42 PM, Michael S. Mason
> <midnitemac at me.com> wrote:
> So, I should choose NO SWAP partition? Or stick with a default swap
> with a guided partition?
> Also, should I choose to use LVM (Logical Volume Management)?
> Thanks again!
> On Aug 10, 2009, at 2:36 PM, Jim Tarvid wrote:
>> No. A modest amount of swap may permit the OS to work itself out of
>> memory contention. A large amount of swap permits the OS to dig
>> itself into deeper and deeper trouble.
>> The defaults are rarely an issue. On one server of mine:
>> root at galax:/var/lib/mysql/lsnet# free
>> total used free shared buffers
>> Mem: 1555548 1222464 333084 0 91036
>> -/+ buffers/cache: 404756 1150792
>> Swap: 3028212 68304 2959908
>> 300MB would be plenty.
>> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 5:28 PM, Michael S.
>> Mason<midnitemac at me.com> wrote:
>> > Hello All,
>> > My name is Michael,
>> > I have a new Dell Server that I am about to install Ubuntu 9.04
>> > AMD64 onto. I have 4 GB's of RAM. My question? Is there any need
>> for a
>> > SWAP partition with 4GB's of RAM?
>> > Thanks,
>> > Michael
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