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SubjectRe: Swapping over NFS in Linux 2.4?
Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Nov 2000, Andreas Osterburg wrote:
> > Because I set up a diskless Linux-workstation, I want to swap
> > over NFS. For this purpose I found only patches for "older"
> > Linux-versions (2.0, 2.1, 2.2?).
> > Does anyone know wheter there are patches for 2.4 or does anyone
> > know another solution for this problem?
> 1. you can swap over NBD
> 2. if you point me to the swap-over-nfs patches you
> have found, I can try to make them work on 2.4 ;)
> [I have some interest in making swap-over-nfs work and
> most of the other VM things in 2.4 are already pretty
> stable ... at the moment stability is more important
> than extra performance tricks to me]

There was a patch recently posted on the nfs mailing list by Tom Dyas
from VAlinux. It is against 2.2.17 with the nfs patches by Trond
Myklebust and Dave Higgen. The post (including the patch) can be found

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