Re: Swapfile
Mon, 2 Oct 1995 13:15:06 PDT

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Date: Mon, 02 Oct 1995 16:15:00 -0400
From: "Marty Leisner" <>

> Having an extra partition to swap to reduces file system overhead, and
> by keeping the swap partition on a separate drive you can gain further
> improvement in performance compared to a swap file within the same
> file system :)

You can get surprises if you do (like I did):
my primary linux disk is 1 disk
my swap disk is another disk
I have EIDE and sleep after 20 minutes...

When I start swapping I have to wait while the disk spins up...

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