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Re: De-activate a swap partition - I don't believe it!



Christofer C. Bell wrote:

I don't know what the HOWTO says about swap, but if you're going to be
hitting swap a lot, you want it on the inside tracks of the disk where
the sectors are closer together physically (because they're smaller). Less space traveled by the disk head = faster access times.

I don't either, but what you just wrote is wrong wrong wrong. Track to
track spacing is the same all across the disc. And there are the same
number of sectors per track as well. The disc rotates at a fixed rate,
so the same number of sectors pass under the head no matter where the
head is on the disc.

BTW, the head travels only radially. It does not pass over the disc
sectors around the track. The disc rotates.

Mike
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