About large swaps...

Ryan Go ryan at rentec.com
Fri Apr 2 12:33:01 CST 2004


I think I remember the person saying (which I've always thought was true)
that anything over 2GB in _each_ swap file/partition is wasted.

In our systems, we have multiple swap partitions of 2GB each and they are
being used.

	<< ryan

On Fri, 2 Apr 2004, Michael Tiernan wrote:

> Someone (my apologies for not remembering who) said that a swap > 2GB is
> wasted.
>
> I'm now really curious about that.
>
> Can that be explained or a reference given about this?
>
> I've got 2GB core and 2GB swap and I added (because we can't reconfigure
> the drives yet) two swap files each of which is 1GB to the swap space and
> I've seen them both used.  (Yea, we've got some people who REALLY use
> memory.)
>
> Thanks for your time!
>
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