A swap file will always be slower than a swap partition due to the overhead of accessing a loop filesystem....
But since puppy (ususally) runs from ram I beleive any speed increases would be academic. Tho the use of the XFree X server did appear to make my machine run quicker, well GFX anyways.
A custom kernel tuned to the machine would also give a slight increase but would the effort be worth it.
I used to run Win98 on my lappy but got sick of the boot times and the final straw was not being able to get a reliable connection with my new wireless card........
Now I'm being lead down the road that Linux has better hardware support and is a damn sight easier to install a new driver, no more rebooting 50 million times
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Posted: Wed 06 Jul 2005, 23:43 Post subject:
it's easier to make a swap file than a swap partition
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