On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Warner Losh wrote:

WL>In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Falco Krepel writes:
WL>: 1. For example you could use the diskless boot procedure for smart
WL>: clients with a small disk used as swap space. So I think it is better to
WL>: use swap instead of malloc for var,dev, and tmp. This could be done with
WL>: a variable (e.g. diskless_swap_enable). What do think about it?
WL>I think it is a bad idea.  rc.diskless* is often used in cases where no
WL>swap exists.  This is a very popular way to run of cf where you cannot
WL>configure swap due to excess wear and tear on the cf which has a very
WL>limited number of writes.

Well, the idea is to have a config knob, where you can tell to mdconfig
whether it should use 'swap' or 'malloc'. This should, of course, default
to malloc.

harti brandt, http://www.fokus.gmd.de/research/cc/cats/employees/hartmut.brandt/private

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