Subject: Re: Minimum swap size
To: Rick Kelly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Sean Davis <email@example.com>
Date: 05/20/2003 02:01:28
On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 03:15:05PM -0600, Rick Kelly wrote:
> 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.
What I'm using right now:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/wd0a 1.0G 38M 920M 3% /
/dev/wd0e 2.0G 60M 1.8G 3% /var
/dev/wd0g 9.8G 2.5G 6.9G 26% /usr
/dev/wd0f 1.0G 8.0K 958M 0% /tmp
/dev/wd0h 20G 3.5G 15G 18% /home
/dev/wd0i 59G 56G 2.7G 95% /media
/dev/wd0j 16G 2.3G 13G 14% /misc
/dev/wd1a 19G 10G 7.5G 57% /disk2
obviously, I should have partitioned more carefully. / and /var are barely
being touched, /tmp sure isn't, etc. This box has 384MB ram, I've used a mfs
/tmp, but found that it reduced performance instead of enhancing it, because
it sucked memory and caused swappage that otherwise would have happened
I believe IDE is junk as well, but I can't afford good SCSI at this point,
so I go with what I have.
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