Linux Swap vs Scratch Partition

Posted on 2011-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm having a hard time understanding the diference between a swap and scratch partition how are they different if a scratch partation is set to parsistent isn't this just a swap file??
Question by:compdigit44
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    I've heard the terms swap and scratch partition to be interchangable, which is faster than using a swap file.
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    so a scratch partitoin is a glofied swap file???? Then why done regular Linux installed use a scratch partation instead of a swap there has to be some difference
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    Here are a couple good articles that may help you understand the difference:

    You may have seen them already. I would agree that, it seems, a scratch is really the same thing as a swap...

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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    partition file is quicker read than a file, due to fragmentation of the file.

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