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Re: [SLE] viRtual ram
  • From: Dave Smith <Dave.Smith@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 20:38:46 +0000
  • Message-id: <20020306203846.GF8191@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 08:18:28PM +0100, suse_mailing_list@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Wednesday 06 March 2002 15:13, Dave Smith wrote:
For pre-2.4 kernels, there has been no reason for swap > physical ram.
However, ISTR that recent changes to the VM subsystem have required larger
amounts of swap to be available; mails from Linus to the linux-kernel mail
list have confirmed this. Have a trawl around the web.

I would be very much interested in seeing this. If you find something, let us
know.

http://kt.linuxcare.com/kernel-traffic/kt20010126_104.epl#2

To quote the man himself,

It's always been the suggested "twice the amount of RAM", although
there's historically been the "Linux doesn't really need that much"
that we just killed with 2.4.x

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