Subject: tmp in mfs and swap
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jesus M. Gonzalez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/30/1996 11:19:24
I've moved to use /tmp in memory file system (BTW, I've
seen a great performance gain, specially when compiling).
But now I'd like to use the previous /tmp partition as a swap
partition. I've tried, after the fstab(5) manpage,
to use "none" as the mount point, but mount -a doesn't seem to
recoginize it on bootstrap (non existent mount point, or something
like that). Should I do something more to "prepare" the partition?
Is the man page wrong?
On the other hand, swapon manpage talks a bout "sw" in
/etc/fstab. I've also tried that, and it also doesn't work.
None of the many combinations I've tried for fstab allows "swapon -a"
to use /dev/wd0e for swapping.
My current fstab is the following:
/dev/wd0a / ffs rw 1 1
/dev/wd0e none swap rw 0 0
swap /tmp mfs rw 0 0
/dev/wd0f /var ffs rw 1 2
/dev/wd0g /usr ffs rw 1 3
All this in NetBSD-1.1/i386. Thanks in advance,
PS: BTW, I'm using "pstat -s" to know if swapon mounted the
new partition. I assume a new line should appear there about
partition /dev/wd0e... Is that right?
Jesus M. Gonzalez Barahona | addr.: c/ Butarque, 15
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