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swapspace on DECstations?

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Subject: swapspace on DECstations?
From: Richard van den Berg <R.vandenBerg@inter.NL.net>
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 20:32:02 +0200 (MET DST)
Reply-to: Richard van den Berg <R.vandenBerg@inter.NL.net>
Hello,

Is it known that using a swap partition is a no go on DECstations,
garanteed to halt the system? It looks like that a swapped out process
doesn't get swapped back, for example a telnet session unused for a
while becomes dead. Compiling kernel or egcs the machine halts within
the hour silently, or that the compiler receives a fatal signal as the
last message.

Using no swap space this is possible:

 11:34pm  up 2 days,  1:31,  1 user,  load average: 0.17, 0.74, 0.93

Regards,
Richard


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