Fwd: OT (slightly) swap limits
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From: Rafael Fontenelle <email@example.com>
Date: 25/04/2008 01:31
Subject: Re: OT (slightly) swap limits
To: Kamaraju S Kusumanchi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
2008/4/25, Kamaraju S Kusumanchi <email@example.com>:
Damon L. Chesser wrote:
> Being in an interview loop looking for employment, I find I am asked
> questions I never considered, for example:**How much is enough swap?
For desktops, from my experience, I would say you need at least as much as
your RAM. To be on the safe side, I go for 2 times the RAM.
I hibernate my desktops pretty frequently. When hibernating a machine, a
snapshot of the RAM is written on to the swap partition. That is why I
follow "at least as much as RAM" rule.
Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
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As Kamaraju, I always use a swap partition twice the amount of memory RAM, for security. I do the same in Windows: always 1.5x or 2x.
Nice article, Damon.