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SubjectRe: New Feature Idea: Compress swap file
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Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.96.980222123637.5384B-100000@ppp3.csudh.edu>
By author: Trevor Johnson <trevor@jpj.net>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> > Since the real geometry isn't known to the driver, this would be a useless
> > thing to try.
>
> Isn't it known for ST-506 disks, floppies, and SCSI tapes (is it possible
> to swap to tape?)?
>

Thank heavens, no.

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