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Old 11-22-2005, 07:54 AM   #1
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Swap double size of the RAM

Is it mandotary that swap partition to be double size RAM ?

Because when I installed FC4 , I have chosen the szie for swap 500 M, while the size for the RAM is 512 M.

I received this eorro message:

((You have allocated less swap space (502M) than available RAM (512M) on your system. This could negatively impact performance.))
Old 11-22-2005, 08:11 AM   #2
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It would be a good idea for you to have at least the amount of SWAP as you have RAM, you will need it when you use KDE, or gnome, also, it is good to have swap just in case, you never know, the computer could go crazy and youwould be in trouble then ...
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Lots os swapspace is usually a good thing, but, no, it is not mandatory. In fact, the command swapoff will turn off swapping. In most systems, that is quite silly, therefore the command swapon was introduced.
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