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SubjectRe: Swap area: why not more than 128M each?
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Followup to:  <19980313204039.63413@lucifer.guardian.no>
By author: Alexander Kjeldaas <astor@guardian.no>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> Not that I'm against large swapfiles or anything, but with 1GB+ of
> memory, putting 4GB of swap on one disk is not a good idea. On those
> systems you need to spread the swap on lots of disks to get reasonable
> swap-bandwidth/memory.
>

Depends on what you're doing. Some people use swap mostly for
"parking" processes in T state, as can happen if you're using LSF (a
commercial load-distribution system), for example. It can eat up a
*lot* of swap in no time.

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