Subject: Adjusting swap handling in rc.d
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 11/28/2001 22:17:03
There are two rc.d entries for swap:
swap1 - all blk devices
swap2 - any swap on network filesystems
This causes problems for low memory diskless machines as they
can run out of VM before swap2 is reached.
One proposal would be to add a 'fail silently if add swap fails'
option to swapctl (-q), and to use this in swap1, and add another
option to not complain if any listed devices were already in use
as swap (similar to mount -a)
swap1 could either be:
swapctl -A -t blk
swapctl -A -t noblk -q
swapctl -A -q
The former is the smallest change from the current behavior - it
would just attempt to mount any swap on network filesystems.
The latter would allow for swap to be put on filesystems not in
$critical_filesystems_beforenet, and picked up by swap2.
How does this seem?
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