Subject: Re: partitioning
To: Martijn van Buul <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/01/2005 11:06:15
On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 07:23:27AM +0000, Martijn van Buul wrote:
> It occurred to me that Geert Hendrickx wrote in gmane.os.netbsd.general:
> > About the swap thing: my workstation has 1 Gb of RAM, so I didn't create a
> > swap partition.
> Why not? Swap is a useful thing to have, it might even make your system
> faster. 

How's that?  

> > After your comments I think it would be better to convert my 1Gb /tmp
> > partition to a swap partition and use an mfs /tmp, is that all
> > right?  
> Well, it's worth a try. You can always revert back.

I don't know whether it's related, but after I converted my /tmp partition
to swap, and created a swap-backed mfs /tmp partition, xterms take several
(5 or 6) seconds to appear.