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Re: Updates to busybox

On Wed Oct 20, 1999 at 01:07:15AM +0200, Michael-John Turner wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 19, 1999 at 12:23:52PM -0600 Erik Andersen wrote:
> > Ok.  I just got mkswap merged from the latest util-linux, so
> > there is now support for mondo sized swap partitions.  
> Has it been decided what kernels will ship with potato? I'm a little
> worried that someone may install a 2.0.xx kernel after creating a > 128M
> swap partition, which will cause grief. Perhaps there should be a warning
> about installing such a kernel if a large swap partition is found? The
> -v0 option to mkswap may have to be used here to force an old-style swap 
> area (to handle situations where potato is installed using 2.2 kernel
> bootdisks but a 2.0 kernel is installed).

In the mkswap source, it checks if your kernel is new enough, and won't
default to mondo sized swap unless your current kernel can handle it (of
course as you say, it can be forced for those knowing they will switch


Erik B. Andersen   Web:    http://www.xmission.com/~andersen/ 
                   email:  andersee@debian.org
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