Subject: Re: Adjusting swap handling in rc.d
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/04/2001 10:03:58
On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 10:17:03PM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
> ...
> 	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
> 	or
> 		swapctl -A -q
> 	The former is the smallest change from the current behavior - it
> 	would just attempt to mount any swap on network filesystems.

Wondering: how long is the timeout created by a blackholed swap server?

Hm... this might not be relevant - before network you don't reach them at 

Generally, I think this looks likke a good idea - once tested.