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Re: [opensuse] setting up a raid (Suse 10.0)
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 09:47:46 -0900
  • Message-id: <200703151047.46848.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 15 March 2007, James D. Parra wrote:
> Isn't mirroring a swap partition a bad idea, or at the least wasteful?

Mirroring is not too bad for swap.  When the system needs to read
swap the raid drivers will read from which ever disk is not busy, so
it might be faster than non-raid, but only slightly so.

A swap on raid5 is quite a bit slower.


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