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RE: 64GB swap partition?



Hi Antonello,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Antonello Piemonte [mailto:apiemont eso org]
> Sent: 02 June 2006 11:07
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: 64GB swap partition?
> 
> 
> Hi
> 
> I have a server Sun Fire 440z with 32 Gbytes of RAM and 2 x 
> 140 GB SCSI disks. 
> What do you recommend to setup for swap space for RHEL 4 AS 
> (x86_64)? One 
> single 64GB swap partition? 

That depends what your running on it. Some applications require XGB of swap, so you'd add them together and then add a bit more.
32Gb of swap seems excessive to me, but like I said it depends what your running on the box.
Weve got some 4 cpu boxes with 16Gb RAM running around 10-20 oracle instances each and they've only got 4 GB of swap on them, and they run fine.

Its a horses for courses thing really... 

Nick .

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