"swap" partition leads to instability?

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Wed May 29 18:38:48 UTC 2013


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On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 1:34 PM, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 1:05 PM, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
>> And you don't think the presence of TRIM--where the SSD can actually know
>> which blocks are no longer in use--is worthwhile?
>
> As a whole, TRIM is worthwhile.  However when an SSD is
> overprovisioned it provides a lot of benefits.  TRIM-less swap in this
> case doesn't.  The PE rate of the worst MLC SSD's at this point is
> @3000 AFAIK.  Given those figures and average desktop swap rate at my
> estimation, prioritizing write endurance on an SSD is not
> beneficial(especially with a SanForce).  If you are swapping
> continuously something like ZeusRAM may be required.  There are
> probably other solutions available as well as other 3rd party ones.
> If you are swapping a lot, the best case is usually to add RAM.
>
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> Adam Vande More



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