Swap on ZFS - still a bad idea?

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Wed Jun 3 19:24:38 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.

slices are not needed with any fs.

partitions - you need at least boot partition.

>> 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.
> -- 
so just don't set up swap at all, or do under ZFS as it's "just in case" 
not normal operation

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