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Bug 157310 - ks.cfg "part swap ---recommended" has 2GB limit
Summary: ks.cfg "part swap ---recommended" has 2GB limit
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 3.0
Hardware: ia64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-05-10 15:01 UTC by Theo Miller
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-10 19:31:28 UTC
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Description Theo Miller 2005-05-10 15:01:57 UTC
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Description of problem:
Ananconda has a 2GB swap partition limit when using the "part swap -recommended" option in a ks.cfg kickstart file

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda for rhel3

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a kickstart file with the line "part swap --recommended"
2. Kickstart the system
3. Maximum swap partition size will be 2GB, even if it should be more

Actual Results:  Swap partition was 2GB on a systems with 4GB and 8GB physical ram in them

Expected Results:  Swap partition should have been two time the physical ram size

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-10 19:31:28 UTC
This is intentional.  Growing the swap partition beyond 2 GB in the general case
ends up leading to less of a performance improvement than you might otherwise

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