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

From: Palooka <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 20:19:37 +0100
Message-ID: <d3Kjk.40782$3L5.22806@newsfe30.ams2>

obakesan wrote:
> Hi
> 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

Surely it can't hurt just to follow the instructions, can it?

Palooka Received on Tue Jul 29 2008 - 14:19:37 CDT

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