Re: Where do you put your swap partition?
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On 01/21/08 09:53, Thomas Flaig wrote:
> Am Montag, 21. Januar 2008 15:50 schrieb Ron Johnson:
>> On 01/21/08 03:16, Thomas Flaig wrote:
>>> Am Samstag, 19. Januar 2008 03:30 schrieb Ron Johnson:
>>>> I think it's foolish to have a swap *partition* in the 21st century.
>>> But there are other reasons for a swap partition in the 21st century:
>> You miss the distinction between swap partition and swap *file*.
>>> * There are some Un*x-like operating system which are able to save
>>> system dumps on a swap partition for debuging after system crash.
> Which un*x-like operation system can do this with a swap *file*?
> On freeBSD you need a swap partition to obtain a kernel crash dump (at
> least as far as I know).
This is Linux, not BSD.
Of course, I've never heard of Linux being able to do crash dumps.
>>> * If you like to use hibernate/suspend to disk, you can build a
>>> kernel with something like
> Does this also work for a swap *file*? Or do I need a swap partition?
Since I don't have a laptop running Linux, I've never had reason to
Can the STD partition be the same as the swap partition?
> If it works with a swap *file* I would like to see an explanation how to
> do this or a link to a HOWTO.
> | A “swap device” is synonymous with a “swap partition.”
> | Because the file system layer is already dead by the time a crash dump
> | is taken, it is not possible to send crash dumps directly to a file.
That's weak. OpenVMS is able to send crash dumps to pre-created
Of course, Linux not being able to do crash dumps at all is even weaker.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals, I'm a vegetarian
because I hate vegetables!"
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