swap file vs swap partition

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Mon Feb 5 00:40:04 UTC 2007

On Monday 05 February 2007 08:58, Scott Long wrote:
> Processors and memory have vastly outpaced the speed of disks; any
> amount of swapping is going to be percieved as being very slow and
> something that should be avoided.  Since RAM is also very cheap now,
> most people just load enough RAM into their system to handle their load,
> and then configure enough swap to hold a crashdump of that RAM.  You
> always want swap so that you can handle unexpected spikes in load
> without crashing, but it's less of an integral piece of normal system
> operation these days.

Mini-dumps have made it a lot easier to get away with a small amount of swap.
That said it's not like disk is expensive either!

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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