Subject: Re: MFS over ISO-9660 union mounted with no swap space?
To: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/14/1999 11:12:20
On Fri, May 14, 1999 at 01:00:01AM -0700, Mike Cheponis wrote:
> > # Firstly, the notion of "swap" is antiquated and has no purpose in an OS on
> > # the verge of the 21st century.
> > # 
> > # The correct way to do this, IMHO, is to use unallocated filesystem space
> > # as swap space.
> This seems so obvious to me; what am I missing?
> Guys, I really don't get it, this seems soooooo simple and useful!

Err.. WHY do you want to do this? :) As you say, disks are quite large these
days.  I have no problem in creating a 1 GB swap partition which means I
will never run out of swap.  On the other hand, if my system was using the
"free disk space" for swap instead of a fixed partition, I would run out
of swap all the time when my disks become full. ;-)

If the disks were still small, I might benefit from using every byte of the
disk for files and swap, but now I really don't know why I would want to
use a scheme like that..

If I want more swap, I go and get a 9 GB disk and place swap there.

Well, just my opinion, of course ;)