fstab type "dp"
max at love2party.net
Tue Jan 13 18:20:31 PST 2009
On Wednesday 14 January 2009 02:10:55 Jeremie Le Hen wrote:
> Dear Kostik,
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:23:55PM +0200, Kostik Belousov wrote:
> > What are the supposed advantages of this approach over the dumpdev
> > variable in rc.conf ? I see that having whole partition usage
> > configuration in fstab is natural, so the idea of the patch is
> > probably right.
> This is exactly the point. fstab(5) will describe every partition
> > One the other hand, is it possible to enchance
> > this to allow specification of the swap partition that is also
> > a dump partition, in fstab ?
> Well, actually I think it makes more sense to automatically add "dp"
> device as swap. You will find an updated patch attached where swapon(8)
> has been modified to implement this behaviour. Is it better now?
I don't agree here. The point of having a dedicated dump device could be to
not overwrite the state of the swap when dumping core. In addition, a dump
device could double as a place for suspend to disk if/when we implement this -
in this scenario it would also be required that the dump device does not hold
valuable swap data.
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