Re: 2.4 and 2GB swap partition limit

From: Albert D. Cahalan (
Date: Sat Apr 28 2001 - 13:04:35 EST

Rogier Wolff writes:
> Wakko Warner wrote:

>>> So you've spent almost $200 for RAM, and refuse to spend
>>> $4 for 1Gb of swap space. Fine with me.

So that is a factor of 50 in price. It's what, a factor of 1000000
in access time?

> That disk space is just sitting there. Never to be used. I spent $400
> on the RAM, and I'm now reserving about $8 worth of disk space for
> swap. I think that the $8 is well worth it. It keeps my machine
> functional a while longer should something go haywire... As I said:
> If you don't want to see it that way: Fine with me.

It is a disaster waiting to happen. Instead of having the offending
process get killed, your machine could suffer extreme thrashing.

Have enough swap for idle processes and no more.
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