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what is the function of swap in linux why i have to create apsolutely a particion for the swap when i install (i installed lnx4win mandrake and made an automat. disk particion and the install program one of my disk partitions that was 3gb devidet in 4 one native 700mb swap 600mb and the others i dont remember very well but i remember that one was fat32 why it have to be so???)
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Lightbulb 4 out of 5 UNIX users prefer dedicated swap RAIDs. Got swap?

Swap files (in UNIX, 76.2 megabytes per) are essentially virtual memory; that is, hard disk space used as RAM. Swap is much more complex than this, so suffice it to say: dedicated swap RAIDs are best; followed by dedicated swap disks; then dedicated swap partitions; and finally, nondedicated swap directories. You want the fastest, least fragmented hard disk space available for your swap files.
 

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