Art Alexion on 17 Aug 2009 19:31:15 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Swap on SD

On Monday 17 August 2009 15:25:00 Gordon Dexter wrote:
>  Not just that, but there's another problem with having the swap on an SD
> drive.  You then suddenly have a system that you can forcefully unplug the
> swap from without warning the kernel.  So the kernel pages out some RAM and
> then your user is playing with the SD slot or perhaps just has a digital
> camera they want to use.  I don't think the Linux kernel takes to kindly to
> having the contents of it's RAM disappear.  Maybe you trust your users not
> to fiddle, but I sure wouldn't.

The only user is me.  I have some concern about accidentally ejecting the card 
while in use, but not much.

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