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Maximum Swap Size
  • From: John Sowden <jsowden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 18:17:58 -0800
  • Message-id: <200503061817.58398.jsowden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Actually, I thought this was a great question that only one person came close
to answering. Is there a defined set of tradeoffs when expanding the swap
size, in relation to RAM, taking into consideration CPU speed and possibly
other variables that I am not aware of. If, instead of using the 2X rule for
sizing a swap partition, we went to a 4X or 6X size, would the paging
overhead not justify the expanded swap size, in terms of increasing

John Sowden
American Sentry Systems. Inc.
1221 Andersen Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901

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Serving the San Francisco Bay Area Since 1967


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