no swap makes system slower - why?

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Nov 5 20:55:41 UTC 2007

Felipe Figueiredo wrote:

> Questions:
> 1- Since swap access is slow (disk) compared to real RAM, I would expect
> that a swapless setup to be faster.

Only if you're not actually _using_ that memory.  Swap provides "virtual"
memory.  If you have programs running that require 2GB of memory, and you
only have 1G of ram, things will slow down a LOT.
> 2- Is there an upgrade log, anywhere in /var, I could check if evms was
> installed before or during the upgrade?

/var/log/dkkg.log, /var/log/aptitude.log

> 3- Is there a way do completely (and safely) disable evms and restore my
> devices to their default locations?

Some people have just removed it...  

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