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

Narender narender.hooda at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 05:27:49 UTC 2009

Could someone please guide me over this, which one is best


On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 6:54 AM, Narender <narender.hooda at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have done a lot of research, but I do not have any real world
> experience so I'm hoping you can help me understand the real world
> differences in performance. The research tells me that if you create a
> swap file on an empty disk and on a OS using kernel 2.6 then the
> performance differences are minor, but that the swap partition is a
> slight favorite in terms of pure performance.
> Our Scenario:
> Raid 1 146GB partition
> 33GB Swap File created on / (Note: the swap file was created when the
> OS was built, so the hard drives were not full and they were very
> empty)
> Kernel 2.6
> Best Regards
> N
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