Swap size on RAM upgrade

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 15:24:55 UTC 2012

On 8 August 2012 16:10, Phil Dobbin <bukowskiscat at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Hi, all.
> I've just upgraded the RAM on an old machine running i686 Precise from
> 1280 -> 2048 & the swap disk is still as it was before the upgrade.
> Now, if the box had, say, 4GB's of RAM or greater, it wouldn't be too
> much of a deal but when dealing with such meagre quantities, I'm
> thinking it's probably better to adjust the swap size.
> I've Googled the subject but that's just led me to endless debates on
> the subject so I'm wondering what is the One True Way to do this on Ubuntu?

How much swap is it currently using and how big is your swap partition?
Do you ever hibernate the machine?


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