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SubjectRe: Swapping for diskless nodes
Hi!

> > what you say sound a lot like a hacker solution ("check that it uses the
> > right GFP_ levels"). I think it's about time that this deficit of linux
> > as compared to SunOS or *BSD should be removed. Network paging should be
> > supported as a standard feature of a stock kernel compile.
> >
> We have swapping over NBD running for some time now on
> our "xS+S Diskless Client" system, and it works really
> fine! No problem running StarOffice, Netscape, The Gimp
> and KDE on a 128MB Diskless Client and 250MB swap over a
> 100MBit switched ethernet!

Try going 8MB of ram, ping -f client and try to compile the kernel.

Netscape + SO + gimp on 128MB is rather light load.

> Check <http://www.xss.co.at/linux/NBD/Applications.html>
> to find our solution for that.
>
> Kernel patches are a little bit outdated, but we have NBD swap
> for 2.2.19 running internally since this week, and we will
> update our web-page soon.

Be sure to mail me a copy.
Pavel
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