KernelTrap: Using Multiple Swap Partitions In 2.4
Jun 14, 2005, 10:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kim Merley)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"One day I was searching the web and found either a SuSE or Red
Hat site that was saying that you could set up your swap in a RAID
fashion. They were talking about a large server with a lot of disk
drives, and you could put a swap partition on many of them, and set
all these swap partitions to the same priority. This way they would
work more like they were in a RAID setup, and the speed of swap
writing and reading from the disks would be improved.
"Also, near the end of the replies to the 'How to use RAM as
Swap' article, there was mention that someone should be reworking
the swap algorithm so it didn't use such a simple and slow search
method for finding and using swap slots..."