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

Narender narender.hooda at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 01:24:08 UTC 2009

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
Kernel 2.6

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