~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Quote:> When my Xwindows starts up, it automatically opens 4 or 5 xterms, emacs,
> netscape, and the control panel. I have 64 megs of memory and I rarely need
> to swap. I have a 128 meg swap partition but the only time I've ever used
> it all is in using the program 'convert' to resize a 5500x5500 pixel jpeg
> image to a smaller size. Unless you are going to be using memory intensive
> programs like graphics, scientific simulations/calculations, or whatever, I
> wouldn't feel compelled at all to make a large swap partition if you have 64
> megs or more of memory. Unless you absolutely need the best performance you
> can get out of swapping, I wouldn't feel guilty recommending a 64 meg swap
> partition. If you have the space on your hard drive and don't care, make it
> bigger. Any flexibility you need beyond this can be achieved with swap
> files. In the case of 'convert', I simply made a swap file and reran the
> program. For the curious, it maxed out at 230 megs of memory. If you are
> running a workstation or network server, s*everything I said and
I must disagree here. Depending on your definition of server (I'mQuote:> make it big.
think proxying server, http server, etc) if you have to have lots of
swap used, your performance is going to suck! Latency will go through
the roof. On all of my servers, I try to make sure swap space used is
minimal. One machine has 64 Megs of ram with a swap file of 8 Megs.
That swap file is never above 50% utilization...
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