I have a question about swap partition.
People always say to have it 1-2 times the amount of ram. That doesn't make sense to me really because the more ram you have the less swap you would need?? If you have 64MB of ram a 256+ MB swap would sound good. Thats 4 times, but if you have 512 MB of ram, you would only need a 256 MB swap at most, and it would probably never get touched so even 128 would be fine...so that would be 1/4-1/2 of ram.
Now in bac()ns
case he has 384 MB now, plus he is getting another 256 MB, for a total of 640 MB....so why would he need to add more swap space like wildtiger23 suggested?
I have 256 MB ram and a 256 MB swap, my swap space never gets touched, here is free with a 3 day uptime.
Swap: 257032 1504 255528
I was just wondering about this....maybe linux uses more swap with the more ram you have but that doesn't make sense to me so i figured i would ask you people.