7.3 SunOS 5.X
Its now possible to have smaller swap space than RAM, as idle processes are not automatically swapped out. This was discussed in the section on swapfs in an earlier chapter.
Sun's suggestions for disk partitioning are as follows. I would suggest that for a server you increase / and /opt, and add a /var partition. For a standalone machine you might have only two partitions: one for the software and one for swap.
|File System||Minimum||Default||Maximum Req.||My Recommendation|
|/ (root)||12 Mbytes||16 Mbytes||17 Mbytes||20 Mbytes|
|swap||80 Mbyte||3 times the memory||varies||varies|
|/usr||30 Mbytes||160 Mbytes||181 Mbytes||220 Mbytes|
|/opt||5 Mbytes||5 Mbytes||varies||varies|
|/var||none||part of /||none||30 Mbytes; larger for servers|
|Client SunOS Version||File System||Each Diskless Client||Each Release|
|5.X||/export/root||20 Mbytes||10 Mbytes|
|/export/exec||15 Mbytes/sun4 client arch||80 Mbytes|