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Re: Partitioning a Web Server



On Thu, 3 Apr 2003 17:46, Andrew Miehs wrote:
> hmmm.. Isn't it better to try and have swap in the middle of the disk? That
> way you always have about the same access time? Problem is, just because I

That may be the case for sporadic swap access (this is really difficult to 
benchmark however).

But if your machine starts thrashing then you want the swap on the fastest 
part of the disk.

> put it in the middle, this has nothing to do with what the disk actually
> decides to put it.

Most disks go in order from the outer tracks to the inner tracks, so putting 
it on the middle cylinder numbers will result in it being in the middle of 
the disk (physically).

Some disks are different however, such as some IBM SCSI disks.

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