Date: Sat, 5 Jun 1999 12:54:16 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Richard van den Berg <R.vandenBerg@inter.NL.net>
To: Harald Koerfgen <Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
Subject: RE: swapspace on DECstations?
On Thu, 3 Jun 1999, Harald Koerfgen wrote:
> > 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.
> Does the attached patch help?
Unfortunatly not, activating swap makes the system still halt after a
5 minutes when swap is being used with `make -j 5 boot`.
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I am trying to reproduce the problem on my /133 but it looks as if my RZ26
is dying :-(
I got tons of read error messages and am actually low level formatting it,
so this may take a while.