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Old 07-03-2003, 02:48 PM   #1
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swap part. question

I am using 384 meg, (128 x 3), of RAM. I read where the swap partition should equal the amount of RAM times two, (384 x 2 = 768). Do I make a single swap partition of 768 meg? Or do I break it up into seperate swap partitions of 128 meg each, (128 x 6 =768)?

I also read somewhere that a swap partition should not be larger than 128 meg. If you wanted more than a 128 meg swap partition you would have to have multiple swap partitions to satisfy the amount you want to use. Is this old or outdated info? Thank you.
Old 07-03-2003, 03:43 PM   #2
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Here is my swap:

rsyring@dell:~$ cat /proc/swaps
Filename Type Size Used Priority
/dev/hda5 partition 497972 0 -1

I use close to a 500 MB swap with no problems. It is all one partition. I have never heard about the 128 limit, but I guess it could be true. If you are concerned you could research it more, otherwise just partition and go.
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Actually you should double your ram for swap untill 512, there doesn't seem to be any need for more after that.
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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