Linked by David Adams on Thu 20th Nov 2008 04:19 UTC
General Unix Linux and other Unix-like operating systems use the term "swap" to describe both the act of moving memory pages between RAM and disk. It is common to use a whole partition of a hard disk for swapping. However, with the 2.6 Linux kernel, swap files are just as fast as swap partitions. Now, many admins (both Windows and Linux/UNIX) follow an old rule of thumb that your swap partition should be twice the size of your main system RAM. Let us say I’ve 32GB RAM, should I set swap space to 64 GB? Is 64 GB of swap space really required? How big should your Linux / UNIX swap space be?
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RE[2]: I have a better way...
by looncraz on Thu 20th Nov 2008 22:18 UTC in reply to "RE: I have a better way..."
looncraz
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2005-07-24

Well, if you ABSOLUTELY NEED that poorly written program, then you will need to satisfy its "needs." You will need to experiment or research to find out how much swap space for which the thing is checking.

Regardless, I agree with BiPolar completely, file a bug report or use a different program, if possible.

--The loon

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