[PLUG] regarging swap space

Mayuresh mayuresh at acm.org
Tue Feb 23 06:24:50 PST 2010


On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:35:50AM +0530, vinayak kulkarni wrote:
> hi all,
>  
> it is said that 'swap space' should be double of physical memory(by respected authors)

More of a thumb rule, though one should add to it that RAM + SWAP should
be less than Virtual Memory addressable by the processor.

A 32 bit processor can address maximum of 4GB of virtual memory. So if you
have 2GB RAM, you can use at the most 2GB of swap. (How much you'd like to
is still a different question.)

Mayuresh.



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