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Date:      Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:24:46 +0000
From:      Ottavio Caruso <>
To:        Ralf Mardorf <>
Subject:   Re: questions about swap (partition and file)
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <20200214043024.0db2aab0@archlinux>
References:  <> <r1uqaa$2vel$> <> <> <20200214043024.0db2aab0@archlinux>

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On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 at 03:30, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions
<> wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 18:10:07 -0700, @lbutlr wrote:
> >Swap is written a lot and SSDs can fail faster if they are constantly
> >being written to.
> Hi,
> SSDs are made for read and write access. Treating SSDs with kid gloves
> is grotesque. Yes, using SSDs does wear out SSDs. However, using HDDs
> does wear out HDDs and using door locks, does wear out door locks.

IMHO, having SSDs and little RAM  is useless. One can have the best of
both worlds by putting the base system on a SSD and then mount some
directories on tmpfs. ("sudo find / -type d -name cache" is a good

Ottavio Caruso

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