[PC-BSD Testing] Swap and root partition sizes... wtf?

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Wed Aug 24 12:37:15 PDT 2011

On 24/08/2011 20:36, Jamie Ivanov wrote:
> 2*mem was the rule of thumb 10 years ago. I've run bsd from 486's to multi-core xeon servers, I have *never* used more than 1G swap. Back in those 486 days the rule of thumb applied. But still, 9G of swap? Its simple to incorporate your "rule of thumb" with a logical limiter so nobody waste 9G on swap. With 4G of ram, I doubt swap will ever be used, it hasn't yet.

I have a machine with 16GB RAM and would be rather disappointed if I saw 
that 32GB of disk space was used for swap :)


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