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Maximum swap size
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2005 08:07:51 -0500
  • Message-id: <422B00A7.60006@xxxxxxxxxx>
One thing I've noticed, is that while there's been lots of talk, over the years, about minimum swap partition size, I don't recall seeing mention of a maximum size. For example, 32 bit CPUs have a maximum addressing range of 4 GB. Since swap is the virtual memory area, does this mean that it's also limited to 4 GB? If so, does that mean that the 64 bit CPUs can have a swap partition(s) of up to 16 exabytes?

tnx jk

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