QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Dec 20 2005, 11:49 AM)
I'm thinking of creating a swap partition on an SD. Is there a benefit to having a swap partition as opposed to a swap file? In terms of speed or whatever?
Searching on swap would give you a lot of answers (and doubts)
What I've learned from reading the forums :
- some say swap on SD is a bad idea (intensive read and write operations on a medium with limited read and write operations before it breaks). I've been running a swapfile on SD for a year, without troubles. Second reason : SD is supposed to be slow.
- if you create the swapfile right after partitionning (formatting), it will act the same as a swap partition (there will be no defragmentation).
- will swap speed up the Z : according to the faq on the pdaX site : no. I don't totally agree with this, I'm running a 64Mb swapfile and apps launch smoother with swap on. I can imagine why.
- There is a lot of info about swap when you "search".