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Re: usb stick as swap partition



On Thu, 2004-10-14 at 20:43, W. Guy Thomas wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-10-14 at 20:29, Wolfgang Gill wrote:
> > On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 20:02:42 -0500, W. Guy Thomas wrote
> > > 
> > > I just want to cut down on the thrashing of my hard drive and if 
> > > this is slower, then fine, at least I can do other things since my 
> > > hard drive won't be churning away.
> > > 
> > > Thanks for any further info!
> > > 
> > > =G
> > 
> > I wouldn't recommend it for several reasons:
> > 
> > 1. It's way slower that HDD access.
> 
> I don't care if it's slower. What's slow is when I do something like a
> major yum update, my hard drive has to thrash to swap, I'd rather it
> thrash to stick and let me continue on...this doesn't happen often that
> I get in swap-thrash but I'd like to fix that if possible. I can't
> upgrade ram or hd space in this laptop.
> 
> > 2. It's also slower than main memory.
> 
> That's ok with me if it's doing something I don't care about in the
> background.
> 
> > 3. It doesn't like constant access (Hence the resourse busy errors).
> 
> I think the resource busy error is something I've done wrong in setting
> it up. And it wouldn't be in constant access, only when I am doing
> something extreme.
> 
> > 4. It's not designed for that purpose.
> 
> Of course not, but we gotta try don't we? ;)
> 
> > 
> > Wolf
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> 
> =G

If someone might help with whatever steps I seem to be missing at least
I could test it. That would be great, thanks.

=G


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