"swap" partition leads to instability?

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Wed May 29 12:35:20 UTC 2013

On Sun, 26 May 2013 12:36:42 +0000 (UTC)
jb wrote:

> But, swapping is also a symptom, not a problem.
> It is never a good idea to let it get to that point.

No, there are thing that are better on disk than in memory. The most
common example is tmpfs. It's much better that files left on tmpfs can
sent to disk rather tying up physical memory indefinitely. 

BTW you mean paging, or swap use, rather that swapping. Linux supports
only paging, so it can be taken as read that swapping means paging, but
FreeBSD supports both.

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