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SubjectRe: 2.4.5 VM
> On a side question: does Linux support swap-files in addition to
>sawp-partitions? Even if that has a performance penalty, when the system
>is swapping performance is dead anyway.

Yes. Simply use mkswap and swapon/off on a regular file instead of a
partition device. I don't notice any significant performance penalty (a
swapfile on a SCSI disk is faster than a swap-partition on an IDE disk),
although you'd be advised to attempt to keep the file unfragmented.

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