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Date:      Tue, 7 Dec 2010 12:09:18 GMT
From:      Martin Simmons <>
Subject:   Re: How to choose the size of swap?
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In-Reply-To: <20101206214223.GA6375@icarus.home.lan> (message from Jeremy Chadwick on Mon, 6 Dec 2010 13:42:23 -0800)
References:  <> <op.vm872qsr8527sy@pinky> <20101206214223.GA6375@icarus.home.lan>

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>>>>> On Mon, 6 Dec 2010 13:42:23 -0800, Jeremy Chadwick said:
> And don't forget that (by default) you'll need a /var filesystem that
> has enough physical room to hold the dump.  You can change this using
> the "dumpdir" option in rc.conf(5) if your existing /var isn't large
> enough.  Just make sure to copy /var/crash to /wherever, and make sure
> the file/dir permissions are correct + minfree file exists.

Is that working from swap-based dumps now?  Last time I looked, the boot
sequence enables swap before the dump is copied, so it is lost.


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