Subject: Re: fine-tunable swap (was Re: Drive numbering...)
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jake Hamby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/16/1995 17:33:42
On Thu, 16 Nov 1995, Open Carefully -- Contents Under Pressure wrote:
> I've suddenly seen the issue of swap come up (again). I think this was
> one of those things about SVRx that actually impressed me when it was
> working (in development I can't even count how many crashes I could cause
> by saying 'swap -d $DEVICE' :-). Dynamically tunable swap would be
> *really* nice.
Yes, this is a great idea. But don't forget that, if you have /tmp
mounted on swap, then your left over swap space is like a big RAM disk,
so it isn't "really" wasted. Besides, even though you can swap to a
file, swapping to a dedicated partition is going to be a bit faster normally.