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Re: Where do you put your swap partition?

On Jan 26, 2008, at 3:56 AM, Mike Kuhar wrote:

I think that's quite reasonable.


(Sorry to be late to the show.)

   All my systems run from a single disk drive.  I put the
swap partition as close to the middle of the disk on the
theory that that'll minimize seek time for a function I want
to run as quickly as possible.  Is this reasonable?

Or not. Most disks nowadays present a logical format to the computer they're connected to that has little to do with where the heads are actually reading/writing from on the platters. It's all handled in the firmware on the disk's controller board.

For what it's worth, you have little (real) control over where things get written to the platters these days. You do have control over the performance of that platter, however... (faster disk, bigger bus to talk to it on, etc etc etc.)...

Nate Duehr

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