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SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] Re: 2.4.6 and ext3-2.4-0.9.1-246
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So it sounds like theres no advantage then to a swap partition vs file?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen C. Tweedie" <sct@redhat.com>
To: "Mike Black" <mblack@csihq.com>
Cc: "Andreas Dilger" <adilger@turbolinux.com>; "linux-kernel@vger.kernel.or"
<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>; "Ext2 development mailing list"
<ext2-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 2:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Ext2-devel] Re: 2.4.6 and ext3-2.4-0.9.1-246

> Hi,
>
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 01:59:40PM -0400, Mike Black wrote:
> > Yep -- I said __files__ -- I'm less concerned about performance than
> > reliability -- I don't think you can RAID1 a swap partition can you?
>
> You can on 2.4. 2.2 would let you do it but it was unsafe --- swap
> could interact badly with raid reconstruction. 2.4 should be OK.
>
> > Also,
> > having it in files allows me to easily add more swap as needed.
> > As far as journalling mode I just used tune2fs to put a journal on with
> > default parameters so I assume that's full journaling.
>
> The swap code bypasses filesystem writes: all it does is to ask the
> filesystem where on disk the data resides, then it performs IO
> straight to those disk blocks. The data journaling mode doesn't
> really matter there.
>
> Cheers,
> Stephen

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