Re: Maximum swap space?

From: Randy.Dunlap (
Date: Tue Jun 10 2003 - 14:00:39 EST

On Sat, 7 Jun 2003 18:28:46 -0400 (EDT) Rik van Riel <> wrote:

| On 7 Jun 2003, Colin Paul Adams wrote:
| > I am somewhat confused about how much swap space you can have with a
| > 2.4 series kernel. If I read the mkswap man page, I get the impression
| > that I could have up to 8x2GB of swap space for a total of 16 GB, but
| > reading the RedHat reference guide, it says 2GB maximum.
| That piece of documentation is out of date. I'm using a
| 20 GB swap partition on one of my test systems, with a
| 2.4 kernel.

So do we know what the 2.4.current and 2.5.current limits are?

You have used a 20 GB swap partition on 2.4.recent.
Andrew has used (tested) a 52 GB partition on some unmentioned


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