Subject: Re: Swap Space Creation on NetBSD 1.2
To: Jim Palmer <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 08/27/1997 13:21:04
	Yes - under -current you can just create a file and use 'swapctl' 
	to add it. Under earlier versions of netbsd you need to compile a
	new kernel with swap support on a vnd, and create the vnd.
	(I've not done this, but if you need to I'm sure someone on the
	list, or on netbsd-help, can help :)


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   Excessive work will induce repeated periods of unconsciousness.
           (I believe these are referred to as 'sleep'...)

On Mon, 25 Aug 1997, Jim Palmer wrote:

> Hello,
> I set up NetBSD to allow for 32 MB of swap due to limited drive space.
> Is there a way (ala Solaris 2.X) to statically allocate a new swap file
> from the available drive space on the disk?  The app we're using
> (xplot) wants more swap and behaves boorishly without it. Assuming that
> the answer is no; Is there another way around this problem?
> Thanks,
> Jim Palmer
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