Partition Sizes, AGAIN!

Baho Utot baho-utot at
Thu Mar 4 16:25:15 PST 2010

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Mike McCarty wrote:
>> I don't like a separate swap partition, because it's difficult to
>> resize, and the information I have is that with 2.6 kernels a swap file
>> is as fast as a separate partition, and much easier to resize.
> Interesting.  I've never had to resize a swap partition.  I generally 
> start a new system using a commercial distro and just let it use the 
> default size for a swap partition.  My current systems have swap size 
> the same a RAM size.
> You do know that you can use both a swap partition and a swap file at 
> the same time, right?
>    -- Bruce

You can also split up the swap partition over multiple drive ( If you 
have them ) and the kernel will strip the writes to the different drives 
something like raid does.

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