Partition Sizes, AGAIN!

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at
Thu Mar 4 18:24:19 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 

I have. Some day, you might.

> 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?

Yes. However, if a file is as good as a partition, then I see no
need for both, or even for the partition at all.

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