Subject: Re: Minimum swap size
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Jepeway <email@example.com>
Date: 05/19/2003 12:22:56
> I was considering changing the default swap size to the larger of:
> - 1/10th the size of the disk/netbsd partition
> - the amount of RAM (so that you can dump to swap)
> - the smaller of 4 * RAM and 128MB
How 'bout an option for "workstation" machines with piles of RAM
where no swap whatsoever is allocated?
Say I've got 512M of RAM. Why do I need swap? Crash dumps,
sure. But pretend I don't care about debugging them. Then,
why burn disk on swap? OK, disk is cheap, but why make folk
ponder how to carve up a disk any more than they must?
FWIW, I've also found a no swap config to be useful on diskless machines
where I'm kernel debugging via KGDB. That setup, of course, ain't
relevant when considering sysinst defaults. I mention it as "yup, this
works, and yup, it's useful." Well, "this works" on late 1.5 series
kernels, dunno about 1.6. I'd hope/expect it to work, certainly.
> David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org