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SubjectRe: Linux 2.1 wishlist...
On Sun, 16 Jun 1996, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Actually, I'd like to see this as an option for ALL filesystems,
> > not just NFS. I'm not convinced that always rereading a page
> > from the original binary is faster than paging out to a dedicated
> > swap partition. Less seeks, more potential use of clustering,
>
> It will really depend on the system, the disk layout, having swap on different
> disks. It should be generic however as there are at least two obvious uses and
> Im sure Sct intends to do it generically anyway as its also easier
>
> [the other use is running binaries off CD]
>

That's one reason, although two examples, swaping binaries that live on slow
media.

Bryn
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