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SubjectRe: 2.4 and 2GB swap partition limit
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Xavier Bestel wrote:
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> Le 08 Mar 2001 14:05:25 +0100, Goswin Brederlow a _crit :
>
> > I believe the 2xRAM rule comes from the OS's where ram was only buffer
> > for the swap. So with 1xRAM you had a running system with 1xRAM
> > memory, so nothing is gained by that much swap.
>
> I think kernels 2.4.x came back to this behavior.
>
> > On Linux any swap adds to the memory pool, so 1xRAM would be
> > equivalent to 2xRAM with the old old OS's.
>
> no more true AFAIK

I've always been trying to convice people that 2x RAM remains a good
rule-of-thumb.

Rogier.



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