swap partition in Flash drives
On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 15:43:40 +0200
Jordi Pujol <jordi_pujol at telefonica.net> wrote:
> But I disagree with you technically, Ben, when you said that a swap partition
> is not necessary on an USB flash drive,
> If the computer has enough memory, the swap partition will not be used,
> But if the computer has 128MB of RAM or less, the OS will not start and the
> user has no solution to solve this failure.
Unfortunate, but I don't think recommending the user take action that would
bring about the rapid death of their USB drive is an acceptable alternative.
> And also I have read some articles giving more than thousand years of live for
> an USB pendrive been written several times a day.
"Several times a day" is not at all accurate when you're talking about a low
memory system using swap.
Don't take my word for it. Google:
"flash drive" swap
Tell me what you find.
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