Subject: Re: swap question
To: Jeremy 'Moose' Shabat <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/06/1997 21:29:01
"Jeremy 'Moose' Shabat" writes:
> I know that there was a discussion last week or so regarding swap.  I have
> a dedicated 120M scsi disk for swap but whenever I try to run swapon I get
> this error.
> zombie# swapon -a
> swapon: /dev/sd1b: device not configured
> So how do I configure this device?  I looked for swapctl but there isn't
> anything with that file name in the -current disk image.

"-current" is ambiguous. Swapctl and friends were added for NetBSD 1.2F
or so -- if your kernel is older than that, you have no "swapctl".

As for swapon, it would give that message if you specified a /dev/sd1b
in /etc/fstab and the device did not exist.