Re: RAM question for everyone!
- From: "Patrick O'Callaghan" <pocallaghan@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:55:20 -0430
On Fri, 2009-01-23 at 10:24 -0600, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
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Subject: Re: RAM question for everyone!
From: Alan Evans <ame.fedora@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora.
Date: 01/23/2009 10:19 AM
This question, along with other recent discussion about swap, leads me
to ask a question in response: Why is everyone so concerned about how
to get away without swap?
Hard drives are cheap. Why does your server with potentially 10GB
(!!!) of RAM have a hard drive so small that you can't sacrifice a few
GB for swap?
I'm really curious.
SATA Hard drive speeds - 70 megs to 150 megs a second unless you're RAIDing
DDR2 RAM speeds - 6000 megs a second and up.
If performance is a key issue, which I'm sure it is, you don't want swap.
In which case the real question is not "how much swap do I need?" but
"how much RAM do I need to avoid swapping?".
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