Some ideas for FreeBSD

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Thu Feb 7 04:14:37 UTC 2008

On Wed, 6 Feb 2008 20:53:28 +0100 (CET)
Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:

> >
> > My first is to allow for dynamically resizeable swap
> > file of some sort, and via kqueue, a notification
> especially with todays drives - it's waste of time to implement this.
> nobody use swap FILES at all if swapping is needed unless he/she have no 
> choice.
> swapping partition always will be faster.
> > believe this happened to when the swap partition and a
> > swap file were on the same drive. Perhaps a way should
> > be looked at to have multiple swap partititions and
> why you simply won't make swap partition BIGGER on the first place.
> swapping to files will be always much slower.

Even if you HAD to use files, i can't imagine that writing a script that groks the output of the proper sysctl and creates a new swap file on demand would be that hard.

But I agree with you really want to use swap files?


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