Subject: Re: Adjusting swap handling in rc.d
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/06/2001 23:58:18
Sounds okay.

David Brownlee wrote:
> 	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
> 	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.
> 	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?
> -- 
> 		David/absolute		-- No hype required --

Jaromir Dolecek <>
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