swap file vs swap partition

swap file vs swap partition

Post by M. » Tue, 27 Mar 2001 09:30:05

kernel 2.4.2-ac24.

first, i have 256MB of RAM and a 128MB swap. i know the recommendation
is RAM*2 for swap, but is that a *requirement* as well? i understand the
active/inactive page debate and why *2 is needed (lets not argue that),
but am i just wasting space with a 128MB swap?

second, is there any performance issues with a swap partition vs a swap
file. without resizing, i am stuck with the 128mb partition.


Robert M. Love

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