"swap" partition leads to instability?

M. V. bored_to_death85 at yahoo.com
Sun May 26 08:58:42 UTC 2013

hi everyone,

I have a 24/7 network server/gateway with FreeBSD-8.2 on a SSD drive. it's partitioned as normal (/ , /tmp, /var , /usr and swap) for a long time now. But recently I heard from a FreeBSD expert that I shouldn't have swap partition for my server, and having swap partition could make my server unstable. this was so strange for me, and I searched a lot but couldn't find a reason for this claim.

so my question is simple:
- could having a "swap" partition, be a bad thing for my FreeBSD server? and if so, why and in what conditions?


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