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Re: [vox-tech] ssd and swap



On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 07:34:58AM -0700, Scott Miller wrote:
> Anyone using an SSD? I've got one on the way to use as a boot drive,
> and am pondering not having swap at all. Is this crazy?
> 
> In the Windows world I see persons advising turning off the Windows
> page file when using an SSD.
> 
> I have a lot of ram: 8GB. :) But is it risky to not have a swap?
> Thanks for your input,

I have two mini 9s with SSD and 2 GB ram and no swap. They both seem to run
well. Just don't use apps that hog a lot of memory or leak it or test
that for successful allocation. 

8 GB sounds like a lot. 

-- 
Brian Lavender
http://www.brie.com/brian/

"There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to
make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other
way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."

Professor C. A. R. Hoare
The 1980 Turing award lecture
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