Subject: Re: "Root on... dumps on..."
To: Zbigniew Baniewski <email@example.com>
From: Kevin Brunelle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/04/2006 22:28:57
On Saturday 04 November 2006 21:43, Zbigniew Baniewski wrote:
> The generic kernel reports when booting the system:
> "root on wd0h dumps on wd0b"
> Yes, I'm aware "root" means "root filesystem" - but I'm not sure, what kind
> of dumps is mentioned there? "Core dumps"?
> Couldn't find the config file, which has the place for that "dumps" pointed
> - is it fixed directly in the kernel config file, without the possibility
> to change the "dumps partition" to different place (in the other way, than
> kernel recompilation)?
Note: I checked: swapctl would be used to change the dumpdev. So for
example, you would use
swapctl -D /dev/wd1b
swapctl -z will show you what the current setting is.
To make this change permanent, change the partition type from sw to dp
/dev/wd1b none swap dp 0 0
And the startup scripts will make sure that it is changed at boot.