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Does it matter about the amount of the swap area in Linux system

Does it matter if the amount of a swap area in Linux was set too small (say 1Gb), and the main RAM is 128Gb? Should we always set the amount of swap area to be twice the amount of RAM? UPDATED: Hi, ...
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How to limit (not Disable) Swapfile.sys size?

How can I limit the size of c:\swapfile.sys? I would expect wmic swapfileset to work, but it doesn't exist: wmic swapfileset where name="c:\\swapfile.sys" set initialsize=1000,maximumsize=1000 ...
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swap file vs partition

I needed some more swap for something I'm doing so I set up a swap file rather than editing partitions. Are there any disadvantages to using a swap file instead of a swap partition? My OS is ...
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Giant Swap File fills hard drive to capacity

Today I had a most odd experience on our student computing server. Suddenly, you could not save a file and you got a "file system full" message. So I did a du -sh on all user directories to see what ...
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Why half of my RAM of 8GB is missing?

Have been sitting with 8GBs of RAM for 2 years still thinking I needed another 4GBs and never questioning why so often I get message about low physical memory that would close all open programs ...
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Windows7, defragment swap and hibernate file and move them to begin of hdd

I tried find any tool for windows7 that help me with defrag swapspace, and move them to beginning of volume. I have no option to create separate partition for swap only, because I have 4 primary ...
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how much swap space is too much on x64 and will cause problems?

Apart from using up too much disk space, how much swap space can you allocate before it will degrade performance or cause problems on an x64 OS? What differences are there between the x64 OSes? I'm ...
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Why does swapon take ages when enabeling a swap file?

I've created a swap file with dd if=/dev/zero of=swap.img bs=1024k count=4k mkswap swap.img swapon swap.img While this works, the swapon command takes ages (approx 10min) to finish. Enabling the ...
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Moving swapfile.sys from Linux

I have two operating systems installed (windows 8 & mint) and I am trying to shrink the original windows partition, but there is the swapfile.sys permanent file in the way. So I was wondering, is ...
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Why using swap file over a SMB/NFS mounted filesystem is not possible in Linux?

I'd like to use another machine's unused RAM as swapspace for my primary Linux installation. I was just curious about performance of network ramdisks compared to local (slow) mechanical hard disks. ...
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What's the easiest way to delete Vim swapfiles I've already recovered from?

Sometimes Vim crashes and leaves me a swapfile. That's awesome. Then I open the file I was editing and Vim asks me if I want to recover. I do, thanks. When it's done, Vim tells me, You may want ...
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Will a swap file not slow down the system so much if a Solid State Drive is used?

When RAM runs out on a computer, the swap file is used, and then the system can become quite slow. But if the notebook or desktop is using SSD nowadays, will it be less of a concern? (Updated Oct ...