Re: unexpected changes - live-bottom/13swap running by default
On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 03:04:09PM -0400, Harold wrote:
> > Daniel Baumann wrote:
> >> [ ] Use swap partitions automatically in all flavours (leave as is)
> >> [X] Don't use swap partitions automatically in all flavours
> >> [ ] Use swap partitions for standard and desktop flavours,
> >> use noswap for rescue flavour.
> > The "we do not touch filesystems by default" invariant is really
> > important.
> > As long as one can pass "swap" at boot time to revert the behaviour, I
> > would
> > be in favour of the above change.
> I agree with Chris .. since 'hibernate' uses swap you could imagine some
> examples where linux1 hibernated and live-debian scrambled it and linux1
> got confused on restart .. or worst .. if live-debian hibernated and the
> boot media was removed and linux1 restarted and thought it could restore
> from swap .. more confusion. .. but you need to be able to pass 'swap' at
> boot to handle 'older' low memory machines that really need swap.
To quote Daniel from up the thread:
| I don't remember who and when did enabled that (or if it even came from
| ubuntu), it's quite some time ago. Anyway, at the time, this was done on
| purpose. The code works more or less like this:
| *If* a usable (unencrypted) linux swap partition is found
| *and* that swap partition does not contain a suspended system
| *then* it is enabled to use automatically
| *unless* noswap is given as a boot parameter.
So it won't touch a hibernating Linux "swap" partition.
Using swap from the installed system has been quite useful over here.