I have 16GB RAM. Do I need 32GB swap?
Since the late 90s I've always understood that it is best practice to allocate twice the amount of physical RAM as swap space.
I just received my new laptop in the mail and it came with 6GB of RAM. In a separate order I had 16GB of RAM to replace the preinstalled. I didn't have the right torx driver to get to the RAM in this machine, so I installed Ubuntu and manually set a 16GB partition for swap. 32GB seemed a tad excessive...
Did I make the right choice? Would my machine perform better if there was no SWAP at all?