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SubjectRe: Swap area: why not more than 128M each?
On Fri, Mar 13, 1998 at 07:19:36PM +0100, ralf@uni-koblenz.de wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 13, 1998 at 10:35:38AM +0000, p0thead@ooz.net wrote:
>
> > Not to sound like a dork, but why edo you need a gig of swap? just curious
> > :)
>
> Imagine, there are machines with RAM in the two digit gigabytes and they're
> swapping ...


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.

astor

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