[linux-lvm] swap on thin-provisioning

Gionatan Danti g.danti at assyoma.it
Sun Nov 29 12:52:29 UTC 2020

Il 2020-11-29 01:18 Chris Murphy ha scritto:
> What about a swapfile (on ext4 or XFS) onr a thin volume? In this
> case, I'd expect fallocate would set the LE to PE mapping, and it
> should work. But does it work for both paging and hibernation files?

If things did not change, fallocate does *not* allocate PE space (ie: 
they are not passed down to the underlying thin pool).

Moreover, I expect for a memory-starved machine to page out pool 
metadata (right?) so I would not use a thin volume for swap.


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