Subject: Re: Swap ... (Was: Re: The obvious inherent superiority of SVR4 device naming...)
To: Markus Illenseer <markus@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@LAGAVULIN.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 12/26/1994 17:34:59
>  Reminds me to ask whether it is possible to swap over NFS/NetWork? If so,
> how?

Well, some kernels i use have "root nfs swap nfs" specified, and thus
get root and swap over the network.  (They find out the information
via bootparams.)

i'm not sure if it's possible to say 'root sd0a swap nfs'.

however, it _is_ (or should be; it is if the config parameters for
the architecture you're working with are set up properly) possible to
say e.g. 'root sd0a swap sd0b and vnd0b' (or something similar).
Then you can vnconfig a file to that vnd device, and then swapon to it.
(This'll work for local files _and_ files over NFS.)  (Note that i've
not tried this one either...  however, if i recall correctly, the
reason vnd's were added to the system was to do swap over NFS...)