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Date:      Thu, 13 Feb 2020 20:14:50 +0000
From:      Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-usenet2012@yahoo.com>
To:        Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
Cc:        tech-lists <tech-lists@zyxst.net>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: questions about swap (partition and file)
Message-ID:  <CAEJNuHzi4Nvd2R8fOGwjY29tULtQc8S+oV1am8zvfs-dr2n9rA@mail.gmail.com>
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On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 at 20:09, Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com> wrote:
>
>
> 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.)

I don't get the point of "fast drives".  Applications load in memory.
If you want a fast system, stick more RAM (and this is also a memo to
myself).

-- 
Ottavio Caruso



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