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Re: Swap space



On Sat, 2009-02-21 at 10:37 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> 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?


They have to be much slower and pendrives have a finite lifew in terms
of numbers of accesses before they fail. Using them for swap is a really
bad idea, 


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