Re: 2.4 and 2GB swap partition limit

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 16:44:11 EST

On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, LA Walsh wrote:

> An interesting option (though with less-than-stellar performance
> characteristics) would be a dynamically expanding swapfile. If you're
> going to be hit with swap penalties, it may be useful to not have to
> pre-reserve something you only hit once in a great while.

This makes amazingly little sense since you'd still need to
pre-reserve the disk space the swapfile grows into.

A dynamically growing swap file can only save you if you
reserve enough free space on your filesystem for the thing
to grow...



Linux MM bugzilla:

Virtual memory is like a game you can't win; However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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