Is swap really needed when RAM's aplenty
jb.1234abcd at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 11:37:19 UTC 2010
Sam Varshavchik <mrsam <at> courier-mta.com> writes:
> 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.
It is a matter of having it ready when you need it.
Even if you may think you do not need it, a software installation may check for
2.1.2 Server Component Swap Space Requirements
Table 2 Swap Space Requirements for Oracle Database XE Server 10g
Your Computer's RAM Swap Space Needed
Between 0 and 256 megabytes 3 times the size of RAM
Between 256 and 512 megabytes 2 times the size of RAM
512 megabytes and greater 1024 megabytes
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