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Re: Swap space



On Sat, 2009-02-21 at 15:04 +0000, James Wilkinson wrote:
> Frank Murphy wrote:
> > Use a usb-stick, formatted as swap.
> > It will be made use of on boot up.
> > I have four machines using them (up to 4gb sticks)
> > ymmv
> 
> Note that questions have been asked about how long flash will last if
> used for swap. (But the worst thing that can happen is that the machine
> crashes and the flash becomes unusable).

Has anyone actually compared the speed of pendrives versus hard disks
when used for swap?

poc


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