usb stick as swap partition
wally at theblackmoor.net
Fri Oct 15 12:22:38 UTC 2004
This has GOT to be the DUMBEST idea I've ever heard.
Flash media has a limited write cycle, the abhorent speed compared to a
hard drive, and do you really want to leave your memory stick plugged
in as a perminant device?
If you're having issues with swapping during specific tasks, kill
some programs running, Firefox/Thunderbird take up quite a bit of ram
each, etc.. If you have to, maybe go to console mode. Or just deal
with it, the trashing isn't a big deal. I understand laptops aren't
easily upgradable, I have two myself, but using a USB storage device
as a swap partition is beyond stupid.
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