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SubjectRe: Swap on RAID; was: Re: the new VM

On Mon, 25 Sep 2000 wrote:

> > this is fixed in 2.4. The 2.2 RAID code is frozen, and has known
> > limitations (ie. due to the above RAID1 cannot be used as a swap-device).

> as commonly patched in by RedHat? Should I instead use a swap file
> for a machine that should be fault-tolerant against a drive failure?

the answer is yes. RAID5 will not deadlock due to VM problems, but RAID5
might have other problems if the device is being reconstructed *and* used
for swap.


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