[talk] Does swap still matter?

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Wed Mar 16 16:23:27 EDT 2022

Just to make it weird, DragonFly has a mechanism that lets you use your
small fast drives as swap for your large slow drives.  This mattered more
when SSDs were still tiny.


I'm using the term a bit loosely to make the analogy seem better, I know.

On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 11:06 AM George Rosamond <
george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:

> Do certain applications/OS functions still use swap as opposed to RAM
> for some reason? I mean, swap is normally encrypted by default, so there
> is a justifiable reason to use swap over RAM.
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