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Re: Wise disk parting.

Miner, Jonathan W (CSC) (US SSA) wrote:

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From:	fedora-list-bounces redhat com on behalf of Steve Lindemann
Sent:	Wed 11/07/2007 11:36 AM
To:	For users of Fedora
Subject:	Re: Wise disk parting.

In days gone by the rule of thumb for *nix was swap should be 1/2 the size of RAM. Hadn't heard about that rule changing, but then I'm not on the bleeding edge these days.... though on my servers with 16GB of RAM it felt like a bit much setting swap to 8GB (but I did it anyway 8^)

How does "hibernation" figure into this equation?  I would assume that the contents of RAM need to stored somewhere on the disk....

hibernation didn't figure into it... not to many *nix laptops when I started (i.e. none). We also didn't have the huge graphic based programs of today. My swap sizing is most likely dated and should probably be scrapped in favor of a new rule of thumb.

I can certainly see your point, I hadn't really considered the need for hibernation ...I don't use hibernate or other such functions on the few laptops I do use... besides, almost all of my *nix boxes are servers. With enough RAM you rarely touch swap (or so my experience has gone).
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