Linux divides its physical RAM (random access memory) into chucks of memory called pages. Swapping is the process whereby a page of memory is copied to the preconfigured space on the hard disk, called swap space, to free up that page of memory. The combined sizes of the physical memory(RAM) and the ...
for some years, I've read that it's a good idea to create a swap partition having the double space of my RAM. does it still apply today? or this isn't needed anymore? I have a server with 8 GiB of ...
How do I change swap partition in Linux? If I currently use /dev/hda3 for swap, and I rather would like to use /dev/hda4, which steps should I go through?
We have a machine running Windows 2008 Enterprise with the Hyper-V Server role. The machine has 48 GB of RAM, and a RAID1 of just 74 GB. The VMs are stored on a SAN. My question is, does the Hyper-V ...
I have heard the old advice for Windows NT 4 which, if memory serves, was a rule of thumb "memory size plus 12 MB" (so that a complete dump could be written to disk). Does anybody have any ...
Some users are complaining of poor performance on a brand new server. The only running on this machine is Oracle 10.2. At first glance everything looks ok: load is minimal, nothing in logs. The only ...
I am not really a network administrator but my company has LAN which has around 1500 computers. The offices are located in various geographical locations. The problem we face is that the use of swap ...
How should I decide what size to make my swap size on a new linux machine (Debian) with a reasonably large amount of Ram (2-4 GB)? Do I really need swap space defined?