Subject: Re: Minimum swap size
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 05/19/2003 10:33:01
I seem to agree with the swap consensus, (other than to comment
that RAM + a few MB is probably a good goal to reduce the chance
of early swap usage damaging a crashdump, and adding large
quantities of swap can badly affect low memory systems due to all
the RAM used in managing the swap), so I'll move onto the '/'
On Mon, 19 May 2003, David Laight wrote:
> I was also considering making '/' at least 1/10th of the disk.
> That will give some space for /var and /tmp - I've had too much trouble
> with vi running out of space in /var/tmp when editing file of only a few
> 10's of MB...
The main problem is we have a separate /usr but not a separate
/var. If we have to have one or the other it should be /var.
For 'normal workstation' builds it may make more sense to default
to one large partition, and provide a 'server' partitioning
scheme that has separate /usr and /var.
The only concern is on systems with boot block limitations -
such as old i386 machines with cylinder and some vaxen with
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