Swap over the network?
becker at scyld.com
Mon Oct 1 09:13:29 PDT 2001
On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Mark Hahn wrote:
> > "Cabaniols, Sebastien" <Sebastien.Cabaniols at compaq.com>
> > Do you know if it is currently possible to have diskless nodes
> > having their swap over the network ?
> omitting swap is usually a bad idea, since various revisions of the VM
> have been unstable in the absence of swap - they used swapcache
> allocation as a book-keeping aid, and didn't necessarily generate
> any swap *traffic*.
I believe that you are referring to the 2.4 kernels with the reference
to kernels that are unstable without swap. The 2.2 kernels perform
better with even a little bit of swap, but they don't require swap space.
Donald Becker becker at scyld.com
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