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SubjectRe: Swap size for a machine with 2GB of memory
Eric W. Biederman <>:
> There is no magic formula for calculating the amount of swap space
> needed. It really needs to be sized to the expected load on your box
> plus some. If you seriously expect to be using swap, have swapsize >
> memsize and figure the amount of virtual memory you have is swapsize.
> With respect to swap partitions the current limit is about 64Gig.
> You can actually make a larger swap partition but the kernel on x86
> only uses 24 offset bits into that partition. The 128MB partition
> existed but was removed long ago.

That's helpful, thanks.
<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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