Updating kernel redhat
And for systems with more than 2 GB of RAM, the swap space can be between one and two times the size of RAM.
You might also want to check out Sizing Swap Space.
These may then be forced to juggle their memory needs between RAM and the much slower swap partitions of disk drives, causing the whole system to become sluggish.
Large kernels also reduce the amount of memory left over for user applications.
If this is the case, it’s usually easy to pick an older kernel at boot time that works, but something may always go wrong.
Therefore, we’re not responsible for any damage to your system — use at your own risk!
For test sake I tried to install an Oracle Database 10g (Type: General Purpose Database) on a little PC with 256MB of RAM and 1 GB of swap space.
I was able to get a 10g database up and running on this little PC without a problem.