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Re: [opensuse] Get an SSD just for swap?
On 29/11/17 23:58, Carlos E. R. wrote:
When I used Windows 3 (call it swap or whatever, does not matter), of course I tried to use more than 2x ram. I had ample disk space, what I did not have was ram. Windows said, AFAIK, fine, but I will nevertheless not use more than 2x. I can't.

Sorry. It DOES matter. Or do you want to live in a humpty-dumpty world where people can't understand each other despite everyone using the same words?

Swap is not page. Swapping is a completely different technique from paging.

Okay, if you just mean "transferring stuff to disk to free up ram", then there is no superficial difference between the two. But now you know the difference, *please* don't use the wrong word.

They may do the same job, but Linux and Windows use two completely different techniques, with different names, and using the wrong word will confuse people - including yourself - and could easily cause problems if it's important enough to make a difference.


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