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Date:      Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:25:15 +0000 (UTC)
From:      jb <jb.1234abcd@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD and Linux shared installation
Message-ID:  <loom.20140121T101701-402@post.gmane.org>
References:  <20140121060405.396586d4.freebsd@edvax.de>

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Polytropon <freebsd <at> edvax.de> writes:

> ... 
> Swap: Can the two Linusi share the same swap partition? And
> furthoermore, could FreeBSD also use that one? Note that the
> different systems are not running at the same time, so it would
> be nonsense to waste disk space for three "dedicated" swap
> partitions when one is sufficient.
> ...

Swap partition in Linux has a signature, which is destroyed by FB, and so it
has to be restored by Linux again.
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Linux+FreeBSD-3.html

Linux does suspend-to-disk to swap partition, which makes sharing it
problematic.

jb






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