[Dirvish] Backup dies with out a trace

Petcher, Daniel danielp at audioprecision.com
Wed Mar 5 15:58:43 UTC 2008


-----Original Message-----
From: dirvish-bounces at dirvish.org [mailto:dirvish-bounces at dirvish.org] On
Behalf Of Richard Geoffrion
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 7:13 AM
To: Dirvish user and developer mailing list
Subject: Re: [Dirvish] Backup dies with out a trace

Richard Geoffrion wrote:
<snip>

[*]Note to self, when using software RAID1, raid the swap partition too!  :)

-----Reply below--------
I vaguely remember reading (I think it might have been in the MD or LVM man
pages) that RAID-ing swap space was not necessary in kernel 2.6 (and
possibly 2.4), because if you add multiple swap areas, the OS will balance
the swapping-load among them to achieve the same effect without the
management overhead of RAID. You might be working harder than you need to.

-dP


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