Subject: Re: Minimum swap size
To: Greywolf <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/19/2003 15:15:05
Greywolf said:

>Greywolf:  If /var is separate from /, / can probably survive at 64MB rather
>	nicely, with /var at 128MB, give or take, depending on logging, mail
>	and such.  It just doesn't make sense to have a 1GB root partition,
>	and that doesn't even take into account the dolts who allocate an
>	entire 120GB disk to the root filesystem.  No, I will not recant
>	that statement, unless someone wishes to show that Systems
>	Administration is extremely overrated...

These days I use 100MB for / and about 300MB for /var. The largest drives
that I have here are 18 gig SCSI (I believe that IDE drives are throwaway
junk). I have one system with 512MB of memory, everything else is smaller.
I have never used an mfs /tmp.

Rick Kelly