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SubjectRe: Swap area: why not more than 128M each?
On Fri, 13 Mar 1998 p0thead@ooz.net wrote:

> Not to sound like a dork, but why edo you need a gig of swap? just curious
> :)

Rule of thumb: swap >= 4 * physical_memory

> On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, Werner Almesberger wrote:
>
> > Gabriele Paciucci wrote:
> > > Yes but you can use more 128M partitions!!!
> >
> > Sigh, yes ...
> >
> > Device Boot Begin Start End Blocks Id System
> > /dev/sda1 1 1 7 56196 83 Linux native
> > /dev/sda2 8 8 24 136552+ 82 Linux swap
> > /dev/sda3 25 25 41 136552+ 82 Linux swap
> > /dev/sda4 42 42 526 3895762+ 5 Extended
> > /dev/sda5 43 43 59 136552+ 82 Linux swap
> > /dev/sda6 60 60 76 136552+ 82 Linux swap
> > /dev/sda7 77 77 93 136552+ 82 Linux swap
> > /dev/sda8 94 94 110 136552+ 82 Linux swap
> > /dev/sda9 111 111 127 136552+ 82 Linux swap
> > /dev/sda10 128 128 144 136552+ 82 Linux swap
> > /dev/sda11 145 145 210 530145 83 Linux native
> > /dev/sda12 211 211 526 2538270 83 Linux native
> >
> > That's a machine with 256 MB RAM. I always feel extremely stupid when my
> > auto-install script starts creating partitions in the two-digit range
> > just because of that darn swap limit ...

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Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood@IUPUI.Edu
One more time: a (level-2) switch is a bridge. A "level-3 switch" is
a router. Deal with it.


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