[K12OSN] Quick Question about Swap partitions

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Wed Jul 25 13:40:26 UTC 2007

How big should they be?  I have read places that too large of a Swap partition is bad, I
have also read that a good rule of thumb is to make your swap partition twice the size
of your RAM.  In my case I have 16GB of RAM.  Does that mean I should have 32GB swap
partitions?  Also most recommendations for swap partition sizes are for single user
machines (Desktops).  In the case of LTSP we have many users on one machine (108 in my
current case).  So is the swap size dependent also on how many concurrent users are
accessing files?  

If anyone could point out a good way of determining swap size for LTSP servers I would
appreciate it.


Jim Kronebusch
Cotter Tech Department

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