the importance of providing swap space
gnu at toad.com
Fri Oct 23 23:02:00 EDT 2009
> I happened to have an SD card with me that had a swap partition
> defined on it. The XO's SD slot was already in use, so I attached
> an USB card reader (with my card in it), and issued the appropriate
> 'swapon /dev/...' command.
I'd suggest a small enhancement: that when a removable medium with a
valid swap partition is plugged in, start swapping to it immediately.
That would cause a problem when trying to remove it, though, since
Linux doesn't provide a "dismount all partitions in preparation for
ejecting" operation in the GUI. Perhaps this is one area where Sugar
could improve on the general Linux GUIs.
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