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Re: RAM question for everyone!



On Fri, 2009-01-23 at 10:24 -0600, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: RAM question for everyone!
> From: Alan Evans <ame fedora gmail com>
> To: Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora. 
> <fedora-list redhat com>
> 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?".

poc


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