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Re: Swap size (was Re: [aclug-L] RAM question)

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Subject: Re: Swap size (was Re: [aclug-L] RAM question)
From: phrostie <phrostie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 23:39:17 -0500
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

i've tinkered with multipule swap partitions.
currently i have a single 128meg partition.
but is there an advantage to running multipule partitions verses multipule swap files?

John Goerzen wrote:

On i386, there is a maximum per-partition size of 128MB.  However, you
can have multiple swap partitions.  On other systems with a larger
page size, this value is larger.  Details are in the mkswap and/or
swapon manpages.


"Greg House" <ghouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

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> Since we're on the question of swap sizes, I'm a little confused about this.  Everything I've read says Linux won't use anything bigger then a 128MB swap, yet one of the vendors who sells preconfigured Linux systems says their standard partitioning gives a 258MB (or something like that) swap partition.  That didn't make sense to me.  Is the 128MB figure outdated with newer kernels?
> Greg
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