Subject: Re: disk partition size
To: None <>
From: Darren Reed <>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/07/1997 02:48:16
In some mail I received from Jason Thorpe, sie wrote
> On Fri, 5 Dec 1997 23:09-EST 
>  "Robert.V.Baron" <> wrote:
>  > 1. I think that most people do not want crash dumps.  (we need a
>  >    survey.)
>  > 5. swap is funny.  I buy memory not to swap period; not to swap larger
>  >    programs.  I think that there should be some limit on swap to 64Meg
>  >    so large systems don't get large swap.
> ...except for those of us who DO want crash dumps, the dump partition
> (typically the first swap partition) must be at least as large as phys
> RAM.

Sorry, I missed the earlier comments about this, BUT, if you've got
shared memory enabled (and things like mprotect, etc), it is *very*
unwide to not have at least RAM + X swap available (X is often 10%,
and if you can afford 1GB of RAM, I don't think a 1.2GB disk for
swap will bother you much :).