no swap makes system slower - why?

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Nov 5 20:57:28 UTC 2007

Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:

> On Sun, 2007-11-04 at 21:32 -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
>> There is no such thing as a swapless setup. If the system wants to swap
>> and there is no swap partition, it will swap to a file on /.
> I do not believe this is correct.

Neither do I.

> You can configure a GNU/Linux to not use swap.  

and you _can_ configure it to use a file, but it won't do it automatically.

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