Re: 2.4 and 2GB swap partition limit

From: Xavier Bestel (
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 05:51:34 EST

Le 08 Mar 2001 14:05:25 +0100, Goswin Brederlow a écrit :

> I believe the 2xRAM rule comes from the OS's where ram was only buffer
> for the swap. So with 1xRAM you had a running system with 1xRAM
> memory, so nothing is gained by that much swap.

I think kernels 2.4.x came back to this behavior.
> On Linux any swap adds to the memory pool, so 1xRAM would be
> equivalent to 2xRAM with the old old OS's.

no more true AFAIK


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