Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: source-changes
Date: 09/27/2000 11:24:52
Frank van der Linden wrote:

> [ sysinst - enabling swap on i386 ]

> On the i386, enable swapspace as soon as the disklabel has been written,
> to play nice with low-memory systems.
> Add a md_pre_update() hook, to do MD things before an upgrade operation.
> On the i386, use it to enable swap.

Is it perhaps worth moving md_enable_swap() to util.c in the top level,
with a #define to enable it?  There seemed to be nothing inherently MD
about the function itself...

Also, we probably should delete the swap space when sysinst exits in
case the user repartitions the disk (either manually or within sysinst a
second time).  Perhaps an optimisation is to only add swap if hw.physmem
is less than some magic number.

Simon Burge                            <>
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