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SubjectRE: Swap size for a machine with 2GB of memory
I was just experimenting.  512MB is more than sufficient for my needs, I
just couldn't bypass the $130 (at the time) for the memory which took me to

I've seen some later updates to the VM, but at the moment, the 2.4.8 kernel
is working well for me. Better than the 2.4.6 kernel.

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Eric W. Biederman
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 12:43 PM
To: Kevin Krieser
Cc: Linux Kernel List
Subject: Re: Swap size for a machine with 2GB of memory

As long as you don't have problems where you can't run your program
multiple times in a row, 2.4 sounds like is is behaving correctly and

> However, since my normal behavior is for swap to not be used, I will wait
> little bit for some of the VM updates to be tested.

Are you saying something is wrong?

> I don't have 2X RAM because when I installed my system, I only had 256MB
> RAM.

This is not a requirement but is a requirement to have swap > mem if
you are swapping heavily and want good performance.


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