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

Steve Kemp steve at steve.org.uk
Wed Dec 2 09:54:36 UTC 2009

  At Bytemark all our machines have been installed and configured
 with file-based swap for at least the past year.

  The previous block layer used to mean swap partitions were
 "better".  But on the whole this advantage has disappeared
 these days, and when you've got a system performing so badly
 it is swapping in the first place all performance issues are

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