Deleting Swap Partition

Ernest Doub hideserted at
Sat Oct 3 19:29:36 UTC 2015

I've had my primary computer operating with the entire operating system
partition, including swap space, on a 32GB SSD for the better part of a
year without any problems.
Home partition is on a regular sata HD.
The only difference since the change over is the entire system is faster
because of the reduced access time for the ssd.
Since you only need a [by today's standards] small SSD for the operating
system partition the cost of the hardware is minimal for the gain in system
performance, particularly for older hardware.
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On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 5:49 PM, inflatus <inflatus at> wrote:

> Is having a swap partition an issue with SSD's? I do not hibernate my
> machine so that is not a reason to keep swap. I can backup my data and
> reinstall Ubuntu without the swap but that seems to be a bit of work for
> something may be a non-issue.
> On 10/03/2015 02:50 AM, Tom H wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 2:35 AM, Petter Adsen <petter at> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2 Oct 2015 07:55:39 Bradley Harvey <inflatus at> wrote:
>>>> I am running my 15.04 on a Thinkpad with an SSD installed. I added some
>>>> extra RAM and the Swap doesn't seem to be getting hit at all now. Is it
>>>> advisable to delete the swap partition?
>>> That depends on your circumstances. If you plan on using hibernation you
>>> will need swap, for example. Of course, if you delete it and later find
>>> out that you need swap after all, you can always add a swap file.
>> Hibernation's disabled in Ubuntu:
>> grep Disable /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/*
>> /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/com.ubuntu.desktop.pkla:[Disable
>> hibernate by default in upower]
>> /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/com.ubuntu.desktop.pkla:[Disable
>> hibernate by default in logind]
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