Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 503878
Recommended Partitioning Scheme for swap partition
Last modified: 2014-10-19 18:57:05 EDT
In the section "Recommended Partitioning Scheme" several recommendations are made for the size of the swap partition.
It might be usefull to include that for performance reasons a swap partition should not exceed 2GB. When a larger swap partition is needed using multiple swap partitions is recommended.
Spreading swap over multiple devices can indeed provide a performance benefit.
I've added a note to the Installation Guide to this effect. This will become
visible the next time that we republish the book.
Many thanks for your input Bram.
r24943 | rlandman@REDHAT.COM | 2009-12-16 12:29:07 +1000 (Wed, 16 Dec 2009) | 1 line
Thank you for this update.
However the note only mentions spreading swap over multiple devices.
It does not mention a maximum size for these partitions.
Is the limit of 2GB still valid? If so I believe this should be added to the documentation as well.