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Old 1st March 2012
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Default Core dump and implications on the size of the partitions /var and swap

4.8 - How should I partition my disk?
Swap: In addition to swap, this partition is also used for storing core dumps after system crashes, so it is suggested that the swap space (if set up at all) be bigger than the largest amount of RAM you are likely to ever install on the machine.
/var/crash: If the system panics, it will attempt to save a core dump in the swap partition before rebooting. This core dump will then be saved to /var/crash upon reboot, so /var will need at least as much free space as the system has RAM for this to work automatically.
I don't want save an eventual core dump of the system, so i would like known if using partitions more smaller can cause some problems or if the system, simply, don't save nothing given that understand that there isn't sufficient space.
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