Re: Why 128Mb swap? (Re: Booting to >8GB...)

From: Guest section DW (
Date: Sat Apr 29 2000 - 12:15:52 EST

On Sat, Apr 29, 2000 at 05:08:58PM +0100, Mark Zealey wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Apr 2000, Riley Williams wrote:
> > 1. /dev/hda1 is a Linux Swap partition of just under 128M
> > (not more than 130,950 blocks) in size, starting at
> > cylinder 1.
> Just a question, but why the 128M limit? That's not the limit on memory,
> so it's not about page allocation. I would gladly create 1*1Gb swap
> partition, rather than 8*128Mb.

There is no such limit. For i386 the limit is more like 2 GiB.
Read mkswap(8).
If it tells you that the limit is 128 MB, then your stuff is over
two years old, and it is about time to install a recent util-linux.

However, the Microsoft allegations about Linux still claim that Linux
cannot use more than 128 MB swap.

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