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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 Is this old or outdated info?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.
 
Old 07-03-2003, 03:52 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 07-03-2003, 05:17 PM   #4
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