software raid

Kent Borg kentborg at
Wed Mar 22 18:54:36 UTC 2006

On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 01:30:27PM -0500, Phillip Susi wrote:
> Placing swap on a raid1 is kind of silly.  Swap space by definition
> is temporary so there is no need for the security raid1 provides.

Is it?  The purpose of raid is to survive a disk dying.  When is the
disk going to die?  Possibly when the computer is running, in which
case having the swap on raid 1 means you don't have to crash.


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