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SubjectRe: Is swap == 2 * RAM a permanent thing?
On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Andrzej Krzysztofowicz wrote:
> "Rik van Riel wrote:"
> > total usage == maximum(swap, ram)
>
> Does it mean that having swap<RAM you only lose some disk space ?

If you actually "rely" on swap, yes.

If you usually don't swap but want to have it for "overflow"
in some situations, or if only a few things end up on swap,
then it's actually useful.

regards,

Rik
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