SD card unpartitioned space -- used for swap?
tiagomnm at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 19:27:26 EST 2010
BTW, the card is a Sandisk 4GiB Class 2, bought used on eBay. First one
bought for installing OSs, going stronger where others have failed with a
lot less use. Approximately 1GiB is free, not touching the NAND for anything
other than testing new XO OS releases.
On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 12:25 AM, Tiago Marques <tiagomnm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
>> > Downsides
>> > - Increased SD card wear
>> For about two years now, I've been defining a swap partition on the
>> (external) "permanent" SD card I use with my XO-1 systems. So far, I
>> have never experienced any problems with that setup.
> My experience thus far, single partition with ext2(noatime), swap as a file
> in /swap.img, 384MiB.
>> The advantage is to relieve "memory pressure". In particular, I am a
>> heavy user of 'yum' - and that swap space (together with judicious
>> specification for /var/cache/yum) allows me to run HUGE yum installs.
> Indeed. Or general website viewing. Web browsers don't seem particularly
> memory efficient these days.
>> p.s. By the way, I also had a swap partition on the (external)
>> "permanent" SD card I had in an XO-1.5. But unless running an
>> "unreasonable" number of Activities simultaneously, I do not recall ever
>> seeing that swap partition on the XO-1.5 being used -- apparently the
>> larger RAM size on the XO-1.5 rarely gets into "memory pressure".
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