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    SubjectRe: Recommended swap for 2.4.x.
    In article <>,
    Alan Olsen <> wrote:
    >What is the recommended amount of swap with the 2.4.x kernels?
    >The standard rule is usually memory x 2. (But that is more a Solaris
    >superstition than anything else.)

    "memory x 2" is probably a good rule. With normal usage patterns, at the
    point you fully use up your swap, you _want_ the system to start killing
    things off due to out-of-memory errors.

    But there really is no "fixed" rule: it can depend a lot on your usage
    patterns. Some people have a lot of big background processes that don't
    have a big active footprint but that have a lot of "idle" pages that can
    successfully be swapped out - using up tons of swap-space without
    actually causing any bad behaviour.

    And you might end up adding more memory..

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