Subject: Re: Minimum swap size
To: David Laight <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/19/2003 23:24:48
> the system will never have a working set anywhere near that big.
> Adding 4Gb of swap is getting silly for a single user desktop!
> Although disks are also cheap, it is quite possible that netbsd
> is sharing the disk with other OS (especially on i386).
> 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
> 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...

what about making just 2 partition?

/ and swap

Time to get rid of strange tradition where systems and disks was failing
often, checking partition was very long etc..