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: Comment by Traumflug
by looncraz on Thu 20th Nov 2008 22:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by Traumflug"
looncraz
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2005-07-24

Except each application can address 4 GB, technically. Though your way is less mathematically involved than my nice little formula :-)

--The loon

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