Re: RAM question for everyone!

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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