Does it make sense to have the kernel use a swap partition?
tilman at baumann.name
Fri Jul 25 11:32:13 CEST 2008
Jim Colton wrote:
> If so, what are the consequences to the longevity of the SD Card?
I needed to do this on my Nokia 770. Without the additional memory the
system was terribly slow and unstable.
Allowing linux to swap things improved the usability very much. But
probably hurt the SD.
The thig with swap is that linux can store away unused pages. I could
imagine this would also be positive here.
As long as the system only pages things out that are (currently) really
Bottom line. Worked well, but was probably a awful hack. Don't know.
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