"swap" partition leads to instability?

jb jb.1234abcd at gmail.com
Thu May 30 19:38:44 UTC 2013

RW <rwmaillists <at> googlemail.com> writes:

> 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. 

Yup, tmpfs - in virtual memory. That's an unfortunate excuse.
But before its content are swapped out, the critical system like a server
will be destabilized and show lame performance.
The tmp-on-tmpfs has so many disadvantages that it is difficult to count and
follow all of them.

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