Re: how much swap for 10g on a 4Gb RAM system?
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 01:34:24 GMT
pellicleundies_at_hotmail.com (obakesan) wrote in news:leTjk.15$Vi.4_at_read4.inet.fi:
> In article
> joel garry <joel-garry_at_home.com> wrote:
>>The answer is really platform and OS version dependent, as well as >>dependent on what is going on with the system. In the olden days on >>most unix, one needed to have the swap predefined for all running >>processes. Nowadays, there are a number of ways to get around that. >>Linux allows you to have both a swap partition and a swap file, the >>former tends to be faster and the latter more flexible and roomy. See >>http://www.linux.com/feature/121916 for a good intro, note that the >>kernel version makes a difference. Also see >>http://forums.oracle.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=3D2556276 and >>the metalink note: 233753.1 it references. And >>http://kerneltrap.org/node/3000 "BloatyApp may be Oracle with a huge >>cache of its own, for which swapping out may be a huge mistake." >>
> really interesting ... thanks :-)
> The reason I asked is that I had the OS up and running before I
> started thinking of putting 10g on it. After I read the docs and
> explored the system I discovered I didn't have enough swap to satisfy
> oracle. I'm now deciding wether to repartition to give a bigger swap
> partion or add a swap file.
> Thanks :-)
> See Ya
> (when bandwidth gets better ;-)
> Chris Eastwood
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It is not completely clear, at least to this reader,
exactly what flavor of *nix you have.
Some/many/most *nix do not require a dedicate partition for swap. You can use dd to create a "swap file" on any volume you want & include this new file to the existing swapspace. (or at least I have done so multiple times.) Received on Wed Jul 30 2008 - 20:34:24 CDT