September 9th, 2003, 14:53
Hey all...im back! Went on a nice long fishing trip this past weekend and now i've stepped back into reality. :)

Anyway, I received some new memory for my OpenBSD mail gateway. It originally had 256mb RAM and I just upgraded the RAM to 2gb worth..

So, with that in mind, I think my current setup is either 512mb or 1024mb SWAP (still trying to find the command..hehehe)

I'd like to GROW the swap and was looking for suggestions as whether this would be a good thing or a bad thing. If a good thing, what would be the best way to go about doing this...

Thanks everyone!


September 9th, 2003, 16:59
nah you don't need to grow the swap. I know traditionalists will tell you that swap space should be twice the memory but you just put in two gigs of ram! Do some benchmarking, Chances are unless you're delivering an ungodly amount of mail you're not writing to swap anyways, so... ergo why bother to grow it.

my .02

September 9th, 2003, 17:01
Thanks elmore...I appreciate your .02 :)

As it stands now, i'm guessing we are going to push at absolute MAX, 10,000 emails a day...most will probably just be local deliveries...

Just thought i'd ask though. :)


September 9th, 2003, 17:15
exactly... with 2G of ram do you really need a swap?