[CentOS] Re: changing swap size
debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Thu Mar 29 06:21:46 UTC 2007
John R Pierce wrote:
> John Summerfield wrote:
>> I don't know what advantage swap partitions have over swap files.
>> Swap files can be created and added as any time.
> they are always contiguous, and have no overhead in inode and cluster
Contiguous is irrelevant; unless one has disk dedicated to swap, the
partition's never close to anything important.
Is the rest something that matters for 2.6 kernels?
 Swapping in the Linux and BSD operating systems
> that said, the actual swap usage on a non-overloaded system -should- be
> close to zero.
Indeed. And if it's high, a good way to reduce it is to add RAM. It
escapes me though, why I should add swap too.
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