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markus1982 10-12-2002 06:25 AM

swap space ; system optimizing
 
How much SWAP space would you recommend for a server-system based on a Intel 1.6 GHz with 1024 MB DDR-RAM ?

Till what size of physical memory do you create swap partition that's twice as big as the physical memory ?


Anybody knows a general guide on system optimizing (URLS) ?

acid_kewpie 10-12-2002 06:32 AM

"Till what size of physical memory do you create swap partition that's twice as big as the physical memory ?" about 32mb.. :) no seriously, that principle is utter junk these days, forget about it. with a gig of ram, you're unlikely to ever need swap unless you're intending to get VERy hammered.... may as well have around 5oomb if you want to be safe, but i'd doubt you'd even need that really.

markus1982 10-12-2002 06:43 AM

Thanks! I'll create a 512 MB swap partition then ... just to be on the safe side ;)

stickman 10-12-2002 03:47 PM

What do you plan on using the system for? Are you going to run a large database? If yes, then you might want to consider a swap partition larger than 1024MB. Other activites such as intensive mathematical computations or digital video editing might also demand more swap.

markus1982 10-12-2002 06:35 PM

DNS-Server, MySQL-Database-Server with a size of approx. 250 KB / table, sendmail!


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