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Date:      Fri, 15 Sep 1995 18:12:23 +0300
From:      kallio@jyu.fi (Seppo Kallio)
To:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   * Can I use DOS filesystem for SWAP? *
Message-ID:  <v01530536ac7f411cc4ac@[130.234.41.39]>

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We have a lot of DOS PCs in labs and etc.

The diskless FreeBSD+XFree would be a nice X server if it could swap to DOS
file system file. Can FreeBSD use DOS file as SWAP space?

I have tested a little FreeBSD 2.0.5 diskless and it seems very nice! Only
problem I see at his moment is the swap over network. It is too slow and
makes too heavy load to the the "swap server" . The local disk should be
used for swap.

Usually I cannot install FreeBSD swap partition to the lab or personal DOS
PCs, because the disks are full and the "DOS people" do not allow me to do
that.

Seppo

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