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Linux on 32 Gb - How much Swap?

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Linux on 32 Gb - How much Swap?

I've never installed on anything shy of 80Gb, and the last time I specified partitions manually 4Gb of DDR2 was typical.

Laptop is i7 3517u, 8Gb DDR3, 128Gb Primary SSD, 32Gb mSATA.

mSATA is sitting idle, thinking to install Linux on it; probably Debian. How much swap though? Not planning on huge amounts of storage, media can go on the NTFS drive anyway. Just OS, LAMP server and probably a couple of development packages.
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I turned off swap on mine last time and set temp/cache files to use the RAM.
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What about it? I've never had an issue with it, although I used Debian KDE. I also tend to set my laptops so they don't automatically sleep when I close the lid, only when I press the sleep shortcut.
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Hm. Haven't used Hibernation is a while. Takes longer than restarting the computer with 8 gigs of RAM. But yeah, if you want to hibernate your swap needs to be as large as your RAM, which isn't really realistic in your case.
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