Re: The /sbin/update Daemon

Jon Lewis (
Mon, 4 Aug 1997 23:18:06 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 3 Aug 1997, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> Generally, your swap file size should be one of the following:
> (1) At least 64 megabytes.
> (2) Three times your RAM size.
> ... which ever is greater.

Doesn't this depend quite a bit on what you do with the system? I have
numerous boxes that have never come anywhere close to using 3x their RAM
size in swap...and they run relatively well. On a shell server with 128mb
RAM, do you really want to be one of the users when it gets 300+mb into

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