swap file using gmirror?

Andrea Venturoli ml.diespammer at netfence.it
Fri Aug 12 11:53:18 GMT 2005

bob self wrote:
> I'm running 5.4 RELEASE. I have two identical hard drives. I installed 
> FreeBSD on the first drive and then
> turned on gmirror. The 2nd drive sync'd in about 3 hours. I did create a 
> swap partition, but part of the
> procedure that I found to start gmirror adds
> swapoff="YES"' to /etc/rc.conf
> Is that the right thing to do? Should gmirror run without swap?

You are interpreting it incorrectly.
If you put your swap partition on a gmirror drive, your swap partition 
will benefit from RAID 1.
swapoff="YES" only allows for a clean shutdown, so that gmirror won't 
rebuild everything on next boot.


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