swap on eMMC and other flash
hughd at google.com
Mon Apr 2 14:41:56 UTC 2012
On Mon, 2 Apr 2012, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> Another option would be batched discard as we do it for file systems:
> occasionally stop writing to swap space and scanning for areas that
> have become available since the last discard, then send discard
> commands for those.
I'm not sure whether you've missed "swapon --discard", which switches
on discard_swap_cluster() just before we allocate from a new cluster;
or whether you're musing that it's no use to you because you want to
repurpose the swap cluster to match erase block: I'm mentioning it in
case you missed that it's already there (but few use it, since even
done at that scale it's often more trouble than it's worth).
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