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Re: [SLUG] Swap space over nfs
- To: johna@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Swap space over nfs
- From: John Ferlito <johnf@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Sep 21 13:36:28 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i
On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 12:21:20PM +1100, johna@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Trying to enable swap over nfs results in a rejection to the C swapon
> function, even though swapon in principle could connect straight to
> a file - clearly it rejects remote drives.
> Yes, I know this makes the system critically prone to failure, if
> something "important" is sent to swap which is remote over the network -
> but as we access a complete filesystem on the host computer for general
> operation, it does not make much difference, really.
> Any ideas on how to get a bit of swap space over nfs (or, in broader
> terms, a network) ?
From memory there's a kernel hack somewhere that lets you do it.
A quick search on google should turn something up.