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Multiple Swap Partitioning

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Posted: 21 Jun 2005

Here's a neat article about how to use multiple swap partitions with Linux.


"In any case, in 2.4, if I break up my 512 MB swap partition into 4 different 128 MB partitions, and then give them all the same priority, it changes my swap-in wait period quite a bit. This is with all the swap partitions on the same drive, so the limiting factors are not IDE transfer speeds here. With the smaller partitions my max wait goes down from 60 seconds to 30 seconds (on the old laptop), and the average wait of 30 seconds is down to about 10. That makes it a lot more usable. It is much nicer. And on the old laptop there is no possibility of adding RAM, which would help more if it could be done."

Read the entire article here.

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