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Date:      Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:09:52 -0500
From:      Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
To:        tech-lists <tech-lists@zyxst.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: questions about swap (partition and file)
Message-ID:  <24133.44304.52029.432558@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
In-Reply-To: <20200213143411.GA14144@bastion.zyxst.net>
References:  <20200211155009.GA9715@bastion.zyxst.net> <r1uqaa$2vel$1@ciao.gmane.io> <20200213143411.GA14144@bastion.zyxst.net>

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tech-lists writes:

>  >It's usually not a good idea to have swap on a SSD.
>  
>  Why is this? 

	The conventional wisdon:
	Swap can involve lots of reads and lots of writes.
	SSDs wear out quickly under heavy write load.

	This "wisdom" may no longer match reality.
	(I have an SSD in my main workstation; it holds "/" and "/var",
both of which get minimal traffic.)



			Respectfully,


				Robert Huff



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