Subject: Re: Why the partitioning should stay the same
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Giles Lean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/30/1995 18:33:54
On Mon, 30 Jan 1995 12:31:11 +1100 (EST) Andrew Cagney wrote:
> (Mac users are discussing the general issue of how partition in
> preparation for an install, the info below may be useful)
> FYI, HP/UX (at least) includes support for swapping at the end of a file
This is more related to the fact that you can't partition a HP
workstation root disk rather than any technical merit in using
space after your filesystem for swap.
That lack of partitioning means that there is a lack of control
of OS v. spool v. user usage of disk space. Further, controlling
backups, recoveries, fsck etc is made harder by everything being
in one large filesystem.