[linux-elitists] Performance issues with swap file vs. swap partition

Peter Whysall peter@whysall.net
Thu Nov 6 04:38:32 PST 2003


on Thu, Nov 06, 2003, Ragnar Hojland Espinosa (ragnar@linalco.com) wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 12:01:06PM +0000, Peter Whysall wrote:
> 
> AFAIK, the performance difference on modern kernels is negligible.
> That said, if you have a swap partition on a separate IDE channel or
> SCSI disk, you won't starve the I/O bandwidth by swapping (which would
> probabily happen if you have a swap file..)

That's the gist of my understanding; however, I don't have a source.

Also, you don't need to CC me. I read the list.

Thanks, 

Peter.

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