RELENG_4 on flash disk and swap

Dmitry Pryanishnikov dmitry at
Thu Mar 2 16:23:03 UTC 2006


  Suppose I have machine with 256Mb of RAM and 256Mb flash ATA disk-on-module.
What configuration (using RELENG_4) should I select:

1. No swap at all.
2. /dev/md0 (default 10Mb) added as a swap device.

In other words, does RELENG_4 kernel work stable and robust w/o swap or
should I provide a minimum-size swap device? Which configuration (1 or 2)
will give more robustness in case of physical memory shortage?

Sincerely, Dmitry
Atlantis ISP, System Administrator
e-mail:  dmitry at
nic-hdl: LYNX-RIPE

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