I have a server application requiring usage of huge memory but can take little time. I therefore thought it should be economical to run it with a big swap and normal ram.
I was reading about serving large files from disk when I learned about asynchronous disk io and heard it is better supported in FreeBSD than Linux.
My question is: Does Asynchronous Disk IO affect the performance of swap space because a swap partition will be doing lot of disk reads and writes. Is there a reason to go for FreeBSD. I have reasonable experience working on Linux(Ubuntu) and prefer using it for the application.