Subject: Re: Why the partitioning should stay the same
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Peter Galbavy <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/31/1995 13:03:17
> >Perhaphs this is what should be done as the default `simple'
> >installation (i.e. one file system, no swap space and swap to a file,
> >sick but simple ... :-).  With a unified VM/FS cache the overhead might
> >even be minimal.  If, however, the overhead was significant then I think
> >that swapping to a raw device would be a prefered choice.
> A while ago I attended a tutorial by Dr. McKusick and took the
> opportunity of putting the question of raw disk vs fs swapping to him.
> His basic response was that the difference between the two methods was
> well below the noise threshold of all the other things going on in the
> kernel so the question was moot.

The other thing you get is the educational benefit of Windoze users
maybe understanding the differnence between "temporary" and
"permanent" swap files :)

I think this is a great idea, but only if the tools are there to
shrink and grow this file at will...

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