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From: Grant <emailgrant@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} SSD instead of RAID1?
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 16:03:56
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} SSD instead of RAID1? by Paul Hartman
1 >> I read on this list that the kernel needs *some* swap, even just a
2 >> tiny amount, to function properly.  Is that true?  If so, do you think
3 >> it would be OK to put this tiny amount of swap on a cheap SSD?
4 >
5 > I have no swap and things work just fine. (8 gigs of RAM)
6 >
7 > Obviously, running without swap increases the chances of you running
8 > out of memory, but that has never happened to me.
10 I've been setting up all of my systems according to this, creating a
11 512MB swap partition:
15 If I have 4GB RAM, all I'm accomplishing with swap is increasing this
16 to 4.5GB? If my system requires 4.6GB at some point, I'm in the same
17 position I would be in if I had no swap and 4.1GB requirement?
19 - Grant


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Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} SSD instead of RAID1? Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>