Originally Posted by Berhanie
is what redhat says about swap.
That page recommends swap sizes based solely on RAM size. Given that it also says, correctly IMHO, "the amount of swap space that a system needs is a function of the memory workload running
", it begs the question "How did they calculate the recommended swap sizes?
OK, a decision about swap has to be made during installation when the memory workload cannot practicably be estimated but it would be nice to give a caveat about the limitations of this "one size fits all" approach and a recommendation to monitor the memory workload.