Subject: Re: Questions about 1.3
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: matthew green <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/05/1997 13:17:15
   In article <>,
   	Christoph Badura <> 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.