Swap on ZFS - still a bad idea?
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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