FreeBSD Install config

Josef Karthauser joe at
Thu Dec 20 21:53:17 GMT 2001

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On Thu, Dec 20, 2001 at 09:21:34PM -0000, Paul Richards wrote:
> I think the 2 * rule is overkill these days. If I remember correctly it
> started with Sun but my memories hazy.
> Anyway, it's not relevant at all to FreeBSD or the current situation with
> memory being one of the cheapest components of the system.
> You don't really need swap at all, it's only there to provide support for
> swapping out programs from "expensive" memory to "cheaper" disk so you can
> run more programs than you otherwise could. If you're box is swapping the=
> days then just put more memory in it :-)

I've got 512mb in my laptop and almost never use swap unless I'm doing a
lot of data manipulation.  The machine's got 512mb of swap too, and only
rarely do I use that all.

Joe, ranting.

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