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Old 08-04-2008, 06:40 AM   #1
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maximum size of swap for redhat 4


Hi

pardon me, but I get a little lost with RHEL versions an stuff, but I was reading this page which suggests:
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To summarize:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 supports upto 32 swap partitions, each can be a maximum size of 2GB. Maximum total swap size is 64GB.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and higher supports larger swap partitions, each can be of maximum size set by the file size limit and the block device limit for swap partitions on that platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 has a 1TB limitation as maximum size of block devices, so it's 1TB.
now, I think I have RHEL 4 because when I compare my kernel versions to this chart it says that kernel 2.6.9 is RHEL v4

so I guess that this means that I can configure a bigger partition if I needed it.

Just wanting to confirm that I'm reading things right

thanks :-)
 
Old 08-04-2008, 06:49 AM   #2
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/etc/redhat-release will tell you the release for certain, but you are probably correct.
 
Old 08-04-2008, 07:05 AM   #3
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Just remember also, only create the swap the size you need unless you like wasting valuable drive space.
 
Old 08-04-2008, 07:26 AM   #4
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When selectively updating a system, /etc/redhat-release may point to the wrong release version. I would recommend to check kernel or rpm-versions and compare it to the revision on RHN.
 
Old 08-04-2008, 07:28 AM   #5
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But it couldn't point to a later release
 
  


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