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From: Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
To: Gentoo Users List <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] Questions re swap and hibernate interaction on 8 gig machine
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 22:05:58
1 I just got a brand new custom-built 8 gig machine. There's an outfit
2 in north Toronto that has MSI motherboards with PS/2 ports, so I can
3 keep my genuine IBM PS/2 clickety-clack-keyboard; wooooohooooo. And the
4 integrated Intel graphics chip has *BOTH VGA AND DIGITAL OUTPUTS*!
6 Anyhow, I have 8 gigs of ram on the sytem (will obviously be 64-bit
7 Gentoo) and I want to know how much swap I need. The general rule of
8 thumb is twice the ram. In this case, it would be 16 gigs. I think
9 that it may not need swap when up, unless I do some heavy duty stuff.
10 My main concern about a swap partition is how much I need for
11 hibernate-to-disk to work. Is there a rule about this, or should I
12 simply allocate 16 gigs out of my terabyte drive, and play it safe?
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15 Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>