[ILUG] best place for swap?
weeboy at conorwynne.com
Tue May 25 12:39:08 IST 2004
>> I generally make swap the first partition on a disk.
>> These should be the fastest parts of the disk, not that on a modern disk
>> difference shouldn't be that big.
> OK, good idea.
> 2nd Q: if the machine has huge RAM, say 4GB, do you really need to
> allocate 2.5x this (10 GB) as disk swap? It seems crazy. I didn't
> do this one 2.4 box, and had all sorts of kswapd problems.
No you don't, well, it depends on what you are running.
I recently discovered that my 512MB mandrake box (gnome 2.4, mozilla,
evolution, various small apps I use - Always running, never ever close
And then I launch enemy territory or some winex3 game.
I was doing this for several weeks without noticing that I had no swap
configured at all!!!
I am currently running the same box, same apps, with 256MB as a test.
Gonna try out Paul Jackmas swappiness stuff.
It does swap with 256MB, but only slightly, e.g.: when exiting et and
maximising evolution or mozzy. Will run a few more days with default cfg,
then try swappiness. Let y'all know soon/
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