Joined: May 2007
||Posted: Aug. 07 2007,18:48
|Quote (JohnnyH @ Aug. 07 2007,12:21)|
|2) Yes those are my thoughts too, that's why I would swapoff the USB unless forced to use it.|
If I were doing this I would choose to do it the opposite way, turn on swap on the USB stick only when I needed it, if I needed it. If you wait until the end of boot up to turn it off, on a low RAM system, it might already have written to swap, thus using up some of the life of the USB stick, if the stick is flash memory. YMMV.
As far as I can tell, DSL does not make a swap on a system hard drive unless a linux swap partition already exists on the drive. So, you could choose to run without one or turn the one on your USB stick on when needed.
However, if the reason you don't want to use an existing swap on the system is because you're worried about leaving traces behind when you shut down, there is a thread about encryption in the archives somewhere.