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Date:      Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:14:23 -0800
From:      "Peter Steele" <psteele@maxiscale.com>
To:        "Chuck Swiger" <cswiger@mac.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   RE: Should swap space be mirrored via geom?
Message-ID:  <2ACA3DE8F9758A48B8BE2C7A847F91F247A232@polaris.maxiscale.com>
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> If you don't mirror swap space, and a drive goes out, you're almost =20
> certain to experience a kernel panic and not just application failures

> in userland.  Unless you have an urgent need for lots of swap space =20
> available, it's much better from the standpoint of system reliability

> to mirror swap also.

That's what we assumed might be the danger. It's pretty obvious when you
think about it ultimately and I'm curious why anyone would have
suggested not to mirror the swap partition.=20

Thanks for the reply.

Peter




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