[CentOS] what would be happen if swap partition is not?

Fri Jul 3 13:08:06 UTC 2009
Rudi Ahlers <rudiahlers at gmail.com>

2009/7/3 MontyRee <chulmin2 at hotmail.com>

>  Hello, all.
> I know the function of the swap and can make swap partion or file.
> But, if there is no swap partion at system, what would be happen?
> that makes the system unstable or not?
> I have one system that has no swap, but there was no problem until now.
> Thanks in advance.
> ------------------------------

The swap file is there to provide extra memory when the physical RAM runs
out. But if you have a lot (say 4GB+) ram in your machine, you may not
even necessarily use swap. So, getting back to your question, it wont' cause
problems - unless you run programs which consume more resources than the
physical RAM in the PC.

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers
CEO, SoftDux Hosting
Web: http://www.SoftDux.com
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