[Om2008.12] Adding swap space can stop app crashes
chris at csamuel.org
Sat Jan 17 01:03:03 CET 2009
On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 10:14:53 am Nick Van Fossen wrote:
> So, I'm a bit lazy so instead of going through the trouble of adding a swap
> partition, I just created a swap file.
I would say that you're not necessarily being lazy there, if you configure a
swap partition then you are limiting where the kernel can write bytes on the
SD card which will lead to uneven wear on it.
In future with a COW SSD aware wear-leveling filsystem like btrfs a swap file
may end up being more SD friendly as the filesystem may (hopefully!) balance
out those writes across the card.
Chris Samuel : http://www.csamuel.org/ : Melbourne, VIC
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