Some ideas for FreeBSD

Jason C. Wells jcw at
Fri Feb 8 00:09:06 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 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.

Mmm, yes. That is quite a pickle.  But a chicken or an egg would still 
be inferior to an md backed swap. :)


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