Swap of 4 Gigs

Scott geekboy at angrykeyboarder.com
Thu Nov 16 13:58:20 UTC 2006

Steve Flynn spake thusly on 11/16/2006 05:26 AM:
> On 16/11/06, *Scott* <geekboy at angrykeyboarder.com
> <mailto:geekboy at angrykeyboarder.com>> wrote:
>     I've read that your swap should be.....
>                     A) Twice your RAM
>                     B) 150% of your RAM
>                     C) Equal to your RAM.
>     Everybody seems to have their own opinion. I don't have my own at all.
>     But I've read all of the above.
> I think the only sensible rule is that "it depends".
> If you do manipulation of very large, memory intensive structures, such
> as RAW image files, large matrices, video processing, etc. you should
> have lots of RAM and lots of swap.
> If you don't, you need less ram and less swap.
> My laptop, for example, has half a gig of RAM and 1 gig or swap.. It's
> perfectly fine.
> My desktop has 4 gig of ram and no swap at all. It's perfectly fine too
> Let the war begin...

Well like I said, I've got more hard drive space than I know what do do

	Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
	/dev/sdb2             111G   47G   59G  45% /
	varrun               1014M  184K 1014M   1% /var/run
	varlock              1014M     0 1014M   0% /var/lock
	procbususb             10M  320K  9.7M   4% /proc/bus/usb
	udev                   10M  320K  9.7M   4% /dev
	devshm               1014M     0 1014M   0% /dev/shm
	lrm                  1014M   18M  997M   2%
	/dev/sde5              50G  1.3G   49G   3% /media/MAX_FAT32
	/dev/sde6             164G  9.1G  146G   6% /media/MAX_ext3

So if the installer wants 10GB of RAM for swap space, thats fine with
me. :-)

I installed Fedora Core a while back and it supposedly was going to use
the existing swap space from my Ubuntu installation, but in fact it
didn't use any.  It later said it had no swap.

I never noticed the difference.  The last time I had any OS swap to disk
was on my previous computer which ony had 256MB of RAM.

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