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Old 10-23-2012, 08:40 AM   #59
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Would an external USB device be too slow to be a practical swap space?
No, it would not be "too slow", but it might be noticeable.

If the kernel supports NBD (Network Block Device), swap works over NBD.

It does not work over CIFS (Samba) nor NFS. In both cases trying to do that can lead to a kernel deadlock.
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