Bug 97155 - Swap space recommendation is manual is unclear
Summary: Swap space recommendation is manual is unclear
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-ig-x86
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Sandra Moore
QA Contact: Sandra Moore
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-06-10 22:22 UTC by Kwan Lowe
Modified: 2014-08-04 22:23 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-06-17 19:36:00 UTC

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Description Kwan Lowe 2003-06-10 22:22:04 UTC
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Description of problem:
NITPICK warning!!!
Manual version: rhl-ig-x86(EN)-9-Print-RHI (2003-01-16T18:24-0400)
The swap space recommendations in section 3.19.4 is unclear and possibly wrong.
It recommends that that swap partition should be equal to twice your computer's
RAM, or 32MB, whichever is larger. RH9 requires a minimum 32M to install so this
number should be 64M instead of 32M.

In the next paragraph ("For example, if you have 1GB...") the guide instructs
that the swap partition should be at least equal to the amount of RAM, up to two
times the RAM. This seems to contradict the first paragraph.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Swap size recommendations unclear

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Read manual?

Expected Results:  Swap size recommendation may be better left at 2XRAM which
appears to coincide with the installation program defaults. 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Sandra Moore 2003-06-17 19:36:00 UTC
Thanks for the feedback. I'll make this much clearer in the next version of the
Installation Guide.

Best regards,

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