[CentOS] Re: Swap Considerations

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Mar 1 16:16:02 UTC 2007

Mike McCarty spake the following on 2/28/2007 7:06 PM:
> Mike McCarty wrote:
> [snip]
>> I'm interested in the use of a file for swap, as I hear that there
>> is now no speed penalty for that. I use ext3 for my partitions.
> I'm still waiting for some commentary on use of a file for swap.
> Mike
Might be a little slower with file system overhead, but it is not a problem to
do so.
Is there some reason you want to use a file? IMHO a 2 gig swap partition takes
the same space as a 2 gig swap file.

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