Subject: Re: partitioning
To: Chuck Swiger <email@example.com>
From: Malcolm Herbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/01/2005 11:35:55
On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 09:33:24PM -0400, Chuck Swiger wrote:
|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 little more.
... that's a good point ... :)
|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?
don't know, sorry ...
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