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ltsp swap files (Re: killer in the manual


On Donnerstag, 5. November 2009, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > Given the current situation, there is nothing wrong with running
> > killer once per night (when students should be sleeping). Just the
> > hourly run caused bad trouble in our setting.

that would result in less frequent wrong "kills", but still has the potential 
of wrong kills. I wouldn't do that. Especially as killer is/was a new package 
for lenny, I think we are better of not enabling a half-working feature by 
default. It's also documented in the manual now how to enable it if one 
really wants it.

> > Apropos "left-behind": On our machine, hundreds of ltsp swap files were
> > left behind (>30 Gig on LTSP:/var) -- is this a unique phenomenon?
> Nope.  We even created a script to clean up that mess until nbd starts
> cleaning them up.  See
> /usr/share/debian-edu-config/tools/nbdswap-clean.

Shouldnt we put this in cron? Also, the manual recommends to use 512mb sized 
swap files for workstations with 256mb ram, currently we create 32mb sized 
swapfiles. This is suitable for thin-clients but quite useless for diskless 
workstations - shouldn't we raise this? (For this we would probably need to 
raise harddisc requierments again, but I dont see that as such a big 


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