I have a netbook with a very slow (especially on writes) SSD, would it be a good idea to go without swap? The way I see it is that code and unmodified pages will still be swapped (re-read) but I won't be writing anything. Plus, I was also thinking about disabling file-system cache in order to free up some more memory and have a bit more control on when the disk is accessed.
EDIT: I agree that disabling fs cache would increase disk access, however what matters most to me is to minimize disk writes, which shouldn't be affected I believe. Is there any way to keep fs cache and at the same time forcing writes immediately (let's say I want to prevent data loss on a power failure)? Also it is worth noting that being it a netbook physical ram is limited to 1.5Gb