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Re: [opensuse] Creating a swap file
  • From: "John E. Perry" <j.e.perry@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 17:03:55 -0500
  • Message-id: <45A805CB.1060008@xxxxxxx>
J Sloan wrote:
> John E. Perry wrote:
>> ...By the way, all this discussion has been about swap _files_, which
>> for a long time were not possible under linux. Until fairly recently,
>> swapping had to be to and from partitions.
> Fairly recently, in geological terms, you mean? ISTR setting up a linux
> swap file in 1993 or so, sort of an "oops I needed a bigger swap
> partition" kind of thing.

Geez, has it really been that long? I didn't buy 5.0 until 1996 or so,
and I distinctly remember being in terror at the prospect of killing a
disk by changing all that partitioning.

Or maybe it was even earlier when I tried unsuccessfully to make
Slackware work?


John Perry
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