Subject: Re: Minimum swap size
To: Chris Jepeway <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthias Buelow <email@example.com>
Date: 05/19/2003 19:16:19
Chris Jepeway writes:
>Say I've got 512M of RAM. Why do I need swap? Crash dumps,
One point might be that the system writes out idle pages over time,
thus leaving more room for the buffer cache etc.
Apart from that, I don't think 512 megs is so overly large today
that you can live without swap (can easily be filled by working
on a larger image in gimp, for example).