Subject: Re: Questions about 1.3
To: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 10/05/1997 13:17:15
In article <199710041605.SAA16043@orade.ora.de>,
Christoph Badura <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Partition b isn't magically reserved for swap.
But you must be careful if you use it for something but swap space. If you
e.g. don't list any swap partitions in "/etc/fstab" and it's on the boot
harddisk "swapctl" will AFAIK automatically use it.
this is incorrect. the only magic thing about the b partition is that
the system will use it as a place to dump a kernel core to if the a
partition of the disk is the root file system. this is suboptimal, yes.
swapctl will never enable swap on any partition that is not explicitly
listed in /etc/fstab, or on the command line.