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No swap partition?

asked 2011-06-02 08:23:19 -0600

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can anyone please explain why the default flavors in Openstack don't define a swap partition?

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answered 2011-06-02 11:39:07 -0600

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So, there are no performance or stability issues when using swap partitions?

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answered 2011-06-02 11:22:16 -0600

I believe that they were based on the ec2 images, which did not include swap.

Recently a change was merged into trunk to allow for creating a swap disk when creating an image with XenServer: (

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answered 2011-06-02 13:51:42 -0600

I haven't used the swap option yet, so I can't say from personal experience. It was tested and approved, so I would assume that if there were any issues, they would have been found during testing. Of course, your particular usage might be different, so you should probably test that out and let the authors of that branch know if you uncover any such issues.

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answered 2011-06-03 08:14:26 -0600

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Thanks Ed Leafe, that solved my question.

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