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Old 10-12-2003, 09:20 AM   #16
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I know that they're very different, but all things aside they still essentially do the same thing and they both use Hard Disks to facilitate their funtion. (in most cases) I'm not saying that the entire article is relevant to a linux user, though parallels can still be drawn between the methods that windows and linux use and it still covers how a hard disk drive functions and discusses the benefits of setting the swap to a certain size, etc. For a person that knows nothing about the subject this can be a reasonable source of information on the topic.

Feel free to point out any other good articles about swapfiles as i'd like to read them.
Old 10-12-2003, 12:19 PM   #17
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maybe i am wrong about this, but i cant see why linux would use a smaller swap space more effeciently than a larger one, given the way windows uses the swap drive i could see why making it smaller would make the machine run more smoothly.

we all know about virtual memory management, but its very hard to locate any relevant articles on the techniques used to implement them on nix architectures - u probably have more than me (i have 0)


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