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Re: RAM question for everyone!



On Fri, 2009-01-23 at 16:16 +0000, Dan Track wrote:
> 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
> 
Unless you like to spend money you should have a little swap space. As
someone else pointed out there are other things running besides you
program. Although if you run the free program you will find that in most
cases swap is not used much unless really necessary under Linux.
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