[kde-solaris] swap space requirements [was: KDE 3.1.4 -
Can'ttalk to klauncher]
Stefan.Teleman at morganstanley.com
Mon Jan 26 15:47:36 CET 2004
2. a tendency of mine to grant more weight to factual, observed
behavior, rather than to one or another particular online article.
3. another tendency of mine to accept the fact that OS's in general
tend to do whatever they want to do, and swap the way they want to
swap, regardless of what people think or hope they _should_ be doing.
4. when faced with a fairly trivial problem which has three possible
a) shrink KDE
b) rewrite the SunOS swapper
c) increase swap
i try to choose the most practical and easily implemented solution (c).
Rolf Sponsel wrote:
> What do you base that "rule of thumb" on?
> This sounds to me, like an old SunOS myth, and
> is not in accordance with, e.g. this article.
> Best Regards / Rolf
> Stefan Teleman wrote:
> > The rule of thumb for determining the minimal amount of swap space is:
> > at least 3 times core RAM.
> > That means, for a workstation with 640MB core RAM you need _AT LEAST_
> > 1920MB swap. which you can probably safely round up to 2048MB.
> > Running out of swap on 640MB core with 1GB swap is not surprising at
> > all.
> > --Stefan
> > -----
> > On Monday, January 26, 2004, Michael Szengel wrote:
> > [ ... snip ... ]
> >>For your reference: my Sun Blade 100 has 640 MB RAM and had 1 GB swap. I
> >>had to extend the swap by 500 MB in order to survive the days without the
> >>error message you mentioned.
> Rolf Sponsel
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