Subject: Re: Minimum swap size
To: Chris Jepeway <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: tech-kern
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).

Matthias Buelow
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