how much swap for 10g on a 4Gb RAM system?

From: obakesan <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 13:34:10 GMT
Message-ID: <m%Ejk.106$>


I'm just going through installing 10g and wondered about the swap requirements. The documents I'm reading suggest:

" Swap space should be twice the amount of RAM for systems with 2GB of RAM or less and between one and two times the amount of RAM for systems with more than 2GB. "

Since I've got 4 Gig, do I really need 4Gig of Swap? I'm not pressing this system as its just a "learning" platform.

Has anyone got any experience with trying this with less:

$ grep -i swaptotal /proc/meminfo
SwapTotal: 2031608 kB


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Chris Eastwood
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