Swap Space

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Wed Jan 5 23:24:13 UTC 2011

On Wed, 5 Jan 2011 17:20:48 -0600
Gary Gatten <Ggatten at waddell.com> wrote:

> Correct me if I'm wrong, but if necessary one could add (and
> activate) a secondary / additional swap file if necessary without
> rebooting.  So maybe start with a few gig and add an additional swap
> file if necessary?

Swapping to a file is really slow and should only be done if absolutely
necessary since every read/write has to go through the filesystem code
which it doesn't do if done via a swap slice.

Bruce Cran

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