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From: Eriberto <>
Subject: Re: swap: which is the maximum size allowed?
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 21:01:34 -0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <epja0g$5fn$> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <E1HBIkM-0001I5-9q@be1.lrz>

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???


Eriberto -

Bodo Eggert escreveu:
> Look into the manpage of mkswap. It's 2 G x 32 swap partitions,
> minus a tiny overhead.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-28 23:01 UTC|newest]

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

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