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[ale] separate hd for swap?
- Subject: [ale] separate hd for swap?
- From: danscox at mindspring.com (Danny Cox)
- Date: 21 Mar 2002 08:30:57 -0500
On Wed, 2002-03-20 at 17:15, Robert E Karaffa wrote:
> hi folks,
> my linux box is all scsi. adaptec 1542, scsi CD, CD-R (well, not
> quite yet...as soon as i figure out how to make it work), scsi HD. i've
> got a few scsi hd rescued from dead Macs. 250Mb, a couple of 2Gb, 1.2Gb.
> isn't it possible to use the 250Mb hd for swap? i've been doing some
> google searches and haven't found a negative answer.
That'll work just fine. However, if you're really *needing* swap most
of the time, IBM: Install Bigger Memory ;-). Swap nowadays is more of
less of a backup for the less than 1% that we actually need more memory
than is present.
Sure, having swap on a seperate spindle is a win, but comparing memory
speed to disk speed (what, 4 orders of magnitude? more?), the difference
between swap alone or with other FSs will be down in the noise.
So: use it, but if you're really swapping a lot, throw another DIMM at
it, and it'll be much happier!
kernel, n.: A part of an operating system that preserves the
medieval traditions of sorcery and black art.
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