Storage question

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Wed Sep 9 15:36:33 UTC 2015

On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 10:15 AM, William A. Mahaffey III <wam at>

> The online docs all seem to show swap within the zpool as well, does that
> work OK, performance wise ?

I know they don't all say that except for perhaps "don't do it".  Having a
file backed swap on ZFS(or really any FS) or a ZVOL backed swap is a bad
idea doomed from the start.  It'll work just fine as long as there is no
memory pressure and will collapse under severe pressure.


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