[NBLUG/talk] My new debin server

Chris Wagner chriswagner at amyskitchen.net
Mon Jun 5 10:39:38 PDT 2006

I thought I'd note at this point that after dealing with a failing hard
drive in my web/file/mail server a couple years back, I failed to create
a swap partition on the replacement drive and didn't notice for about
six months (I don't really pay much attention to this machine,
obviously).  I never bothered to remedy this and the machine has been
running fine for ~2 years now.  Of course, this runs mostly as a
console-only machine with fairly low load and 512 MB RAM. :)

- Chris W.

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Subject: Re: [NBLUG/talk] My new debin server

Dean A. Roman writes:

> There is nothing that says you absolutely need a swap partition.  You 
> could eliminate your entire swap partition altogether effectively 
> removing the possibility of swapping.

Thus turning an excessive swapping problem into a problem of applicatons
randomly dying because they don't have enough memory.


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