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Re: Sharing swap with Solaris?


On Sun, 22 Jun 2003, Thomas A. Cort wrote:

> > This machine has 128 MB RAM, and currently no swap under Linux.
> > Could I just put /dev/hda2 as swap in my Debian /etc/fstab and swapon
> > without getting Solaris problems?
> You can share the swap space between the two OSs however you will need to
> have mkswap in your startup scripts under Linux because linux looks for
> magic numbers when doing swapon, and solaris overwrites them. You don't
> have to make any changes to solaris.

Just wanted to let know that I have had no need to run mkswap twice. Yet.
Solaris 9 has been writing to the swap in the meantime, though.


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