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Re: [SLE] Maximum swap size
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2005 13:44:35 -0500
  • Message-id: <422B4F93.2010103@xxxxxxxxxx>
Hans Witvliet wrote:
There used to be, a max size of a single swap-area chunk.
Afaik, it was 128MB, kernels 1.x or so (so long, long time ago)
Had to define two or four area's...

But what's the point?
Can't define swapspace larger than a free partition on your drive, and
if you have partitions upto or larger that 16EB, i'll like to know the
name of the hardware supplier.

Anyway, if you have need for such a swap-space, i think you have other

This was more of a curiousity type question. Also, IIRC, you can have multiple swap partitions, so terabyte swap space is now a possibility, though I'd imagine exabyte swap is still a while away.

Incidentally, it wasn't all that long ago, that a fried was bragging that he had a total (4 or 5 drives) of 1 GB disk space on his OS/2 system!

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