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Re: RAM question for everyone!



On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 4:07 PM, Mark Haney <mhaney ercbroadband org> wrote:
> Bryn M. Reeves wrote:
>> Mark Haney wrote:
>>> Dan Track wrote:
>>>> I was recently asked a question about how much RAM should there be
>>>> within a server given that the APP uses 8GB of Memory, should I buy
>>>> 10Gig of memory and have a small harddrive and no swap space? Would
>>>> this configuration allow everything in my OS to run from RAM and not
>>>> from swap? If this is the case then there's no need to ever create
>>>> swap, is there?!?
>>>>
>>>> Your thoughts are appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Dan
>>>>
>>>
>>> With RAM, the more the merrier.  I guess the question is, what does this
>>
>> Unless you're on a 32-bit system in which case more RAM can make you
>> much less merrier since the mere addition of the memory causes more
>> pressure on the already constrained lowmem available on these platforms.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Bryn.
>>
>
> True, but the assumption was 64-bit since he says the app uses 8GB RAM.
>
> --

Thanks for the info, but if my only reads from disk and will not grow
beyond 8GB is it true to say that I have no need for swap space if I
install 10GB or more of RAM?

Dan


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