Swap partation for FC6

Gilboa Davara gilboad at gmail.com
Mon Jan 1 14:12:57 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-01-01 at 20:49 +0800, edwardspl at ita.org.mo wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'm thinking the size partition of swap for FC6 :
> 1, WebMail System ( http://horde.org/imp, use MySQL DB Server )
> 2, Web, DNS, FTP, Mail /etc.
> Please give comment, thanks !
> PS : Actual Ram is 1GB.

In general, people tend to allocate twice the memory size for swap, or
in your case, 2GB.
-However-, swap should not be treated as "memory" - it should be treated
as "Backup memory repository that should save my server if there's a
-short- server load surge".
If you're  frequently hitting the swap and/or the swap usage >= memory
size, you should seriously consider adding more memory.

- GIlboa

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