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SubjectRe: Swapping for diskless nodes

> > On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, Pavel Machek wrote:
> >
> > > I'd call that configuration error. If swap-over-nbd works in all but
> > > such cases, its okay with me.
> >
> > Agreed. I'm very interested in this case too, I guess we
> > should start testing swap-over-nbd and trying to fix things
> > as we encounter them...
> >
> We do "testing" swap-over-nbd for some time now... :-))
> In fact, all our workstations in our office are xS+S Diskless Clients,
> and about 50 Diskless Clients are running at several customer sites.
> In order to make Pavel happy :-) we did some more stress testing
> now, and here are the results:

Pavel is happy ;-).

> We set up a quite old machine (ASUS P55T2P4 motherboard,
> 64MB RAM, AMD K6/200 CPU, Matrox Millenium II graphics card,
> RTL8139 100MBit Ethernet) as Diskless Client with NBD Swap.
> We installed our up-coming BLD-3.1 with Linux-2.2.19 kernel,
> Etherboot+initrd, DevFS and NBD swap patches.

Can you revert NBD swap patch and try again? It should break. If it
does not break, your testing is not good enough.
The best software in life is free (not shareware)! Pavel
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