Some ideas for FreeBSD
kamikaze at bsdforen.de
Thu Feb 7 07:26:10 UTC 2008
Heiko Wundram (Beenic) wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 7. Februar 2008 07:32:16 schrieb Jason C. Wells:
>> Norberto Meijome wrote:
>>> But I agree with Wojciech..do you really want to use swap files?
>> One could mount an md filesystem and then use that as swap. That way
>> you wouldn't need to use any disc space. As a plus, the performance
>> would be way better than disc.
> Ahem, sorry, that's just plain stupid. Either the md system is backed up by
> RAM (in which case you don't need the swap anyway; why'd you want to access
> RAM by putting it in a swap on an md in RAM?), or it's backed up by swap, in
> which case you have a chicken and egg problem.
Or it's backed by a file (-t vnode, which is implicated by -f). I have used
files for swap, just to see weather it works, others have done it because they
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