Swap on ZFS - still a bad idea?

Kirk Strauser kirk at strauser.com
Wed Jun 3 19:11:08 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 03 June 2009 01:36:37 pm Wojciech Puchar wrote:

> No idea. You may just make separate partition for swapping and it will
> work. Good if you have swap "just for sure".

Well, the problem is that I wanted to have a "bare-metal" ZFS system without 
any FreeBSD slices or partitions.

> If your system needs swapping under normal operation, using ZFS is really
> bad idea as it needs lots of memory - which you are already short of.

It was more of the "just in case", with plenty of RAM for normal operation.
Kirk Strauser

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