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    SubjectSwap partition vs swap file
    Is there any significant difference these days between a swap
    partition and a swap file?

    An exhaustive Google search turns up several conflicting answers. The
    consensus seems to be that a swap partition is more efficient than a
    swap file, but whether or not the difference is noteworthy is never
    definitively answered.

    For the sake of argument, let's assume you've got modern hardware with
    ample RAM and a recent kernel (a late 2.4.x or 2.6.x), and that under
    normal conditions you never seeing more than 50-100MB of swap used.

    Given this situation, is there any significant performance or
    stability advantage to using a swap partition instead of a swap file?
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