filesystem setup

Peter McGarvey fbsu-x at
Fri May 2 18:45:22 BST 2003

* Chris Whitehouse <chris at> [2003-05-02 17:45:08 BST]:
> I've read that spreading swap over 2 disks can be advantageous.

IIRC FreeBSD's uses a swap interleave of 4.  So peak performance is
gained by creating swap on 4 different "spindles".

All partitions should be the same size, and I seem to remember there
being a good reason why the size of an individual partition should be no
smaller than the size of your RAM.  Alas, I can't remember the reason
now.  But it was, as reasons go, a very reasonable one.


Peter McGarvey
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