Subject: Re: Additional swap/dump magic
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/24/2006 01:57:16
der Mouse wrote:

> Further suggestion: never autoconfigure swap on disks that are
> hardwarily read-only.  (I'm not sure how to detect this; if we can't
> detect it, this isn't a very good suggestion.  Perhaps, before enabling
> swapping anywhere, try writing to the first block?  I suppose that
> suggestion belongs on tech-kern, not here.)

How about "only autoconfigure swap on disks which have native, on-disk,
NetBSD disklabels"?

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