Subject: Re: partitioning
To: Malcolm Herbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chuck Swiger <email@example.com>
Date: 08/31/2005 21:33:24
Malcolm Herbert wrote:
> yet another take on it ... :)
> here's my disklabel for /dev/raid0g (a 120G RAID mirror):
> a:/ about 100M, for the reasons already stated
> b:swap same size as memory - I tend to think that if you're
> using more than that then you've got problems that more
> swap won't solve ...
You might want to make swap slightly larger than exactly the amount of RAM.
For one thing, if you have a system panic and need to dump, it's best to have
that extra space. You might also add memory one fine day, and wish you had a
For a 120GB disk, allocating 2 or 2.5 GB versus 1 GB is not a big deal.
Does NetBSD's brk()/sbrk() perform virtual memory overcommit? In other words,
does malloc() ever return a pointer to memory, which referenced, can result in
an out-of-swapspace failure condition?