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Date:      Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:23:57 +0000
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <>
To:        tech-lists <>
Subject:   Re: some questions about disk partitioning and filesystems and booting
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On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:52:56 +0000
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> OK, but doesn't it need to be at least the size of RAM if for example a
> panic happens? I thought the contents of RAM were written to swap.

	These days the default dump is a mini-dump with just the kernel
memory so you only need enough swap to hold that, but if there's no swap
(or I think if there's insufficient swap) then there won't be a crash dump.

	More details here:

Steve O'Hara-Smith <>

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