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

Matthew King matthew.king at monnsta.net
Fri Dec 4 08:28:03 UTC 2009

Nix <nix at esperi.org.uk> writes:

> Yeah, that's another major change: many real-world network buses are now
> as fast as the internal buses of all but PCIe machines, and far faster
> than physical disks. (Of course they're still shared between many
> machines, but if you have *lots* of machines swapping hard enough to
> saturate the *bus*, they're saturating *many* disks *each* with swap
> activity. Unlikely.)

So is the consensus then that swap should be to a remote machine's RAM?
Perhaps a dedicated swap box or two per network.


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