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From: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
To: Eriberto <eriberto@eriberto.pro.br>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: swap: which is the maximum size allowed?
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 18:19:21 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070129001920.GC16722@waste.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <epja0g$5fn$1@sea.gmane.org>

On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 09:01:34PM -0200, Eriberto wrote:
> Ok. But, mkswap man is old (1999). However, from Linux Partition HOWTO:
> 
> "footnote: "official" max swap size: With kernel 2.4, the limit is 64
> swap spaces at a maximum of 64Gb each, although this is not reflected in
> the man page for mkswap. With the 64 bit opteron on the 2.6 kernel, 128
> swap areas are permitted, each a whopping 16 Tb! (thanks to Peter Chubb
> for the calculation)"
> 
> I want to know: why 64 GB???

It's how big the available pointers are.

-- 
Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-29  0:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <7IoP9-5nQ-27@gated-at.bofh.it>
2007-01-28 22:43 ` Bodo Eggert
2007-01-28 23:01   ` Eriberto
2007-01-29  0:19     ` Matt Mackall [this message]
2007-01-28 20:09 Eriberto

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