* Sinister Midget fired off this tart reply:
> On 2007-12-14, Tom Shelton <tom_shelton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
> I used to compile a lot of things in 80M, a few years ago, of course. I
> did one (I forget what it was now) that crashed the machine with 256M
> swap. I upped it to 512M. It crashed again. I upped it to 1G and
> completed the compile after many hours.
Another trick is to stop X, and just use the consoles. I had to do that
long ago to get a kernel compile to complete.
> I never needed that much again. But I'll always have 1G swap or more
> around, just in case. I feel the same about maxing out the memory.