[CentOS] Swap Partition in CentOS 5.8

m.roth at 5-cent.us

m.roth at 5-cent.us
Mon Jun 18 19:19:52 UTC 2012

Kaushal Shriyan wrote:
> Any recommendation to set SWAP Partition in CentOS 5.8 on 32GB Physical
> Memory Box and also how does swap partition is being used and any utility
> to know when was swap partition being used.

In the Days of Yore, received wisdom was 2-2.5 times RAM. For the last
five or so years, with the massive growth of RAM, it's been 2G for pretty
much everything. The system will use it mostly as a last resort, if it's
being overwhelmed.


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