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Old 12-23-2016, 07:38 AM   #16
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We have no "THUMBRULE POLICE" to send to your door if you disable swap or set the size to half of ram. No one really cares. It is just advice from the most experienced and intelligent system administrators on the planet, so do whatever you want.
I do not know what country you are from, but here where I am at. We are getting a new leader, and well he is crazy like that, so here where I am at. We might be seeing one of them soon, real soon,,,,
 
Old 12-24-2016, 07:01 AM   #17
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I do not know what country you are from, but here where I am at. We are getting a new leader, and well he is crazy like that, so here where I am at. We might be seeing one of them soon, real soon,,,,
A point, certainly. But let me ask you, has there been any indication that the Drumpf can even SPELL Linux?
 
Old 12-24-2016, 07:37 AM   #18
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In the old days, the rule of thumb was SWAP = 2x's RAM. But that was back when 128MB of RAM was a lot. These days, and it's not that stupid, SWAP = RAM because if you're a laptop and you suspend / hibernate / whatever one saves RAM to disk, and you're using all your RAM, then you can do that thing and recover. Else you shutdown or that version that wakes up often and refreshes ram so it drains your battery less fast. SWAP is there for when you RUN OUT of ram. So if you don't use your computer in that way you may never need it (until you do). A lot of times a swap file will do now. If only to slow you down and alert you that you're in crisis mode and should probably take action (save your work, or stop the hog).
 
Old 12-25-2016, 12:37 PM   #19
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SWAP GB = 2 x sqrt (RAM GB)
 
  


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