Swap - is it still best to use a dedicated partition?
Using RH since the 4.x days, I always remember it was best to create a dedicated partition. Recently I upgraded a 6.2 directly to 7.2 and was told the partition size I'd set was too small, but it let me create a file on disk (my only option at that point in the install).
Presumably a swap file can grow whereas a partition cannot. With all this work on the swap areas, and in particular my effectively wasting the old partition as it is too small, I was wondering if its now best to start using a file in all cases.