Some ideas for FreeBSD
Jason C. Wells
jcw at highperformance.net
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 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.
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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