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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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