Re: Fwd: swap
On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 10:03:00AM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 03:10:11AM -0700, Francesco Pietra wrote:
> > Below I mean adding a single HD not to the raid, just
> > as additional space where to point the swap file
> > thanks
> Running a raid1 system with non raid swap just doesn't make sense. If
> the swap drive fails, your system dies horribly possible in ways that
> could mess up the filesystem. Why make a system with redundancy
> suddenly have none? Better to buy a pair of those drives and run swap
> on another raid1.
> Len Sorensen
To answer the original question: Yes, it is possible.
As the other respondents have indicated, you would be facing some
increased risk and the question is whether the increased risk is an
acceptable trade-off for you.
If I really, really needed the performance, I'd put the swap on 2
striped raid0 drives. I'd probably mount every partition except /var
and /home/workplace read-only though.
- Fwd: swap
- From: Francesco Pietra <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: Fwd: swap
- From: email@example.com (Lennart Sorensen)