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KernelTrap: Using Multiple Swap Partitions In 2.4

Jun 14, 2005, 10:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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