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From: Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} SSD instead of RAID1?
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 16:07:43
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} SSD instead of RAID1? by Grant
1 On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Grant<emailgrant@×××××.com> wrote:
2 >>> I read on this list that the kernel needs *some* swap, even just a
3 >>> tiny amount, to function properly. Is that true? If so, do you think
4 >>> it would be OK to put this tiny amount of swap on a cheap SSD?
5 >>
6 >> I have no swap and things work just fine. (8 gigs of RAM)
7 >>
8 >> Obviously, running without swap increases the chances of you running
9 >> out of memory, but that has never happened to me.
10 >
11 > I've been setting up all of my systems according to this, creating a
12 > 512MB swap partition:
13 >
14 >
15 >
16 > If I have 4GB RAM, all I'm accomplishing with swap is increasing this
17 > to 4.5GB? If my system requires 4.6GB at some point, I'm in the same
18 > position I would be in if I had no swap and 4.1GB requirement?
20 As far as I understand it, correct.


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Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} SSD instead of RAID1? Grant <emailgrant@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} SSD instead of RAID1? Grant <emailgrant@×××××.com>