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

From: joel garry <>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 11:56:20 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>

On Aug 2, 1:02 am, (obakesan) wrote:
> Hi
> In article <xWHkk.12290$uq4.6..._at_newsfe23.ams2>, Palooka <>
> wrote:
> [snip]
> >But I apologise to OP if my response sounded condescending - that was
> >unintended.
> no offence taken ... but it has been interesting stuff.
> I can say that on my existing setup I have not even touched the swapfile yet,
> and I'm willing to post findings (and conduct some exploration) for the
> interested.
> Thanks also to Joel for the information
> btw Joel, when you said:
> > ....... The onus is on the person questioning the
> >instructions to be clear where they are in the process of
> >understanding the instructions.
> Were you suggesting I should have posted more details on why I wanted to know
> and why? I'm happy to answer if you were.
> See Ya
> (when bandwidth gets better ;-)
> Chris Eastwood
> Photographer, Programmer Motorcyclist and dingbat
> blog:
> please remove undies for reply

Actually, I meant that Dan sometimes sounds condescending, as in his second reply, not Palooka or Dan in their first replies to the OP. You did say you were following the docs in the OP, I think Dan just doesn't scroll back in threads like some of us do (one of the benefits of the otherwise awkward google interface). Specifically, when you say you are following some docs, you should say exactly which ones. Sometimes we will laugh at certain docs. :-)

Speaking of awkward, I wrote a "what you should and shouldn't post," not the clearest thing in the world, but I was just throwing in everything I could think of one day: I do keep a list of suggested improvements that I periodically (read: lazily) apply to that doc.


-- is bogus.
Tech for the passive-aggressive:
Received on Sun Aug 03 2008 - 13:56:20 CDT

Original text of this message