"swap" partition leads to instability?

Erich Dollansky erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com
Sun May 26 09:09:30 UTC 2013


On Sun, 26 May 2013 01:58:32 -0700 (PDT)
"M. V." <bored_to_death85 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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.
because it is a false claim. I never ever have had any system with
working hard, that gave a problem because of the swap space.


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