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Old 08-10-2004, 08:25 AM   #1
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Good swap space for Fedora Core 2?


Hi, I'm running Fedora Core 2 and just wondering what size swap space would be advisable, I think it's currently 192MB, and it's running rather slowly.

Is increasing this possible, and would it increase the processing speed ?

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Old 08-10-2004, 08:46 AM   #2
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How much RAM is installed?
What is the output of the free commmand?
What are the specs of the computer processor type, motherboard, speed etc?
 
Old 08-10-2004, 08:54 AM   #3
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I'll get my hands on the specs tomorrow, just wondering if the swap space was glaringly small or anything like that.

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Old 08-10-2004, 09:15 AM   #4
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It all depends on what apps your running and how much RAM is in your system.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 11:18 AM   #5
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As a Rule of thumb, set SWAP space at least same size as the memory (RAM) size or more (not too much more though) and I believe the kernel will refine it to a decent amount.

With 512M RAM, I will set swap space to about 768 (which is 1.5 of RAM size). I believe this is the default amount used by Windows.

The explanation for this is that Swapping is the action of throwing out some process currently resident (probably not running but just sit there) to bring in a newly appointed process.

So to make it too much more than memory size is not gonna help anything, but setting it too small might result in thrashing because only a small part of memory can be made available to new processes to run.
 
  


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