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Re: Swap space

Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> You're forgetting that USB transfers consume a fair amount of cpu time,
> unlike a SATA disk which is DMA. That's why I asked if anyone had
> actually done a comparison. With so many complex interactions between
> paging policy, system load, disk configurations, wide variations in
> flash memory speeds etc., theory is a poor substitute for actual
> measurement.

Oh, quite. And you have to consider the type of system load, too.

Nevertheless, with quad-core systems now common, I’d be quite happy to
spend a bit of CPU time to accelerate swapping.


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