[Gllug] performance difference between a swap partition vs a swap file.>>>>>

Alex Smith alex at alexsmith.org
Wed Dec 2 10:47:54 UTC 2009

Alain Williams wrote:
> Swap is good for things like 'getty' that are started and hardly ever used.
> It is also good for when something goes wrong and starts eating RAM,
> gives your system a chance to live until you sort things out.

In this situation, wouldn't you want your getty to definitely not live 
in swap, just in case you need to get on the system from a conosole and 
sort things out? If mem + swap get full, and getty lives in swap...
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