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i have read and read about the fact that linux needs memory swap onto hdd.
now i ask if it is truly necesarry to have swap when you have, lets say, 384 mb sdram ??
my opinion is that swap memory is only needed when you are short of memory, like 8mb till 32mb, but afterwards, it is not necessary.
the reason i ask you is that all of my friends who know linux said that a swap partition is necessary and i do not agree. now you have my point of view. am i good thinking or ... ??
hmmm...well you certainly MUST create a swap partition in order to install Linux but you seem to be questioning its functionality. In my opinion I say why not have it just in case 500,000 people flood to your web site all of a sudden and you need that extra memory.
If you don't find it necessary, just create a 100 meg swap for that just in case like crashed_again stated. It might save you one day. I never exceed 200 megs myself, even with as little as 64 megs of ram and its rarely touched.. but I make it just in case though myself.
thx 4 your answers. i do believe that from now on i'll be using swap partition. thank you for helping me solve my dilema.
now, another dilema. i am used to installing linux without a swap partition (logic, isn't it ??) and i am asking if its place onto hdd does matter, since linux will come to the last of my partitions onto hdd.
so, if i just put swap near to it, at the end of my hdd, physically, there is no problem ???
and of course, since i do have 384mb, how big should the swap partition be ?? its size or double ??
i'll have a swap partition of 512mb, cause i can. :d
thx 4 your help.
my configuration will look this: linux on a 3.5gb partition, and swap on a 512mb partition.
i do believe is ok.
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