[GTALUG] Swap and Hibernate on SSDs

Giles Orr gilesorr at gmail.com
Sat Jan 27 08:49:15 EST 2018

In the early days of SSDs, there was a lot of talk in the Linux community
that you shouldn't have a swap partition on an SSD.  An indirect side
effect of that is that it becomes impossible to suspend-to-disk (aka
"hibernate") on a SSD-only system.  Although I suppose that you could have
the swap partition and set swappiness to 0.  So I have a new SSD system,
and was wondering the current state of these things:

- is it considered okay to have a swap partition on an SSD drive?
- how should I set the swappiness?
- is it considered okay to hibernate to an SSD?

gilesorr at gmail.com
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