[nmglug] To swap or not to swap;

Ted Pomeroy ted.pome at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 06:51:40 PST 2019

NMGLugers, I have been helping with a  new install on a laptop with an SSD
replacing the dynamic hard drive. I am wondering what the best practice is
on the swap space.
I have heard that the SSD has a limited, if large, number of re-writes in
its lifetime. Like a usb thumbdrive it can wear out. So, if a computer is
heavily used would it make sense to add 'noswap' to the Grub default file?
This would eliminate the many re-writes to swap and preserve the SSD for a
longer life. Is this reasonable?
Thank you, Ted P.
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