Is swap really needed when RAM's aplenty

Andras Simon szajmi at
Wed Aug 18 11:20:49 UTC 2010

On 8/18/10, Sam Varshavchik <mrsam at> wrote:
> I'll probably have a new server with 16 gigs of RAM on the way, soon.
> With this amount of RAM being sufficient, do I really need a swap partition
> set up? I do understand that a swap partition is needed for hibernation, but
> this server does not need to hibernate.

I'm not sure what you mean by "need", but Fedora will run without a
swap partition.


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