vinum swap no longer working.
micheas at freep.org
Mon Dec 29 02:07:34 PST 2003
On Mon, 2003-12-29 at 07:30, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> ** Reply to note from Micheas Herman <micheas at freep.org> Sun, 28 Dec 2003 20:00:04 -0800
> > #
> > # swapon /dev/vinum/swap
> > swapon: /dev/vinum/swap: Operation not supported by device
> > #
> > Is this a 5.2 bug or do I have vinum incorrectly configured?
> > I am using RAID 1 if that matters.
> Can't help you, but I'm just curious...
> What is the point in mirroring a swap partition?
> Isn't this slowing the system down?
> bye & Thanks
If you lose your swap partition when it is in an unmountable
state you may well suffer a kernel panic (hard crash). With
drive warranties down to one year I have minimal confidence in
my new drives.
In theory it should also increase performance of reading from
the swap file so performance will depend on what type of use
your swap partition gets. It may be a wash, slow your system
down noticeably, or speed your system up noticeably.
If you really care you need to benchmark it under the loads that
you will put your computer under.
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