bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 11:16:33 PST 2010
Mike McCarty wrote:
> I've got a question about this. Why bother with a swap partition?
> AIUI, with 2.6 kernels, using a swap file is as fast as using a
> swap partition, and it is certainly more flexible to modify later.
That's certainly your choice. The only problem is that if you run out
of memory, the system will start killing processes if there is no swap.
My rule of thumb is tht it doesn't matter if swap is a partition or a
file. If you are in a situation where you are swapping regularly, it's
time to buy more RAM.
$ cat /proc/swaps
Filename Type Size Used Priority
/dev/sda6 partition 2097140 56 1
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