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Date:      Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:24:46 +0000
From:      Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-usenet2012@yahoo.com>
To:        Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@rocketmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: questions about swap (partition and file)
Message-ID:  <CAEJNuHw0wPAfx=WetQd8JA=BekjM8+EMF=m4=Rz2OYLYNytpLg@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20200214043024.0db2aab0@archlinux>
References:  <20200211155009.GA9715@bastion.zyxst.net> <r1uqaa$2vel$1@ciao.gmane.io> <20200213143411.GA14144@bastion.zyxst.net> <B28A31BE-0AF4-430C-86F4-7BBCF4E85E12@kreme.com> <20200214043024.0db2aab0@archlinux>

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On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 at 03:30, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions
<freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> 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
start)


-- 
Ottavio Caruso



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