Bug 501628 - [RFE] Default Swap partition size change review request.
[RFE] Default Swap partition size change review request.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 501853
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
s390x Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2009-05-20 00:35 EDT by Wade Mealing
Modified: 2009-05-20 23:32 EDT (History)
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Description Wade Mealing 2009-05-20 00:35:30 EDT
Description of problem:

Installing RHEL 4.8 on the z9 LPAR.  The default partition for swap is 4GB.  Leaving ~3GB for a RHEL installation.  For most customers this is not enough to create a useful install.

Using the same hardware configuration, although doing a 31 bit install, the swap is a more resonable  1984MB

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

RHEL 5.3

This is the 5.3 "version" of this bug for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Customer has lodged an issue with support.  As changing the default swap size would mean changing the predictability and behaviour of a system this may cause possible performance and stability regressions for customers.

So I ask should/can this be changed before EL6 ?
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2009-05-20 10:05:59 EDT
How much memory is in the machine in question?  Not sure what RHEL4.8 has to do with this problem, either.
Comment 3 Wade Mealing 2009-05-20 23:32:18 EDT
I was interrupted many times during this bugzilla, now I realise it makes no sense.  Going to close and re-open with some more sanity.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 501853 ***

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