Re: Could swap space be shared among different linux distributions?
From: Ties (spam_at_waterplant.nl)
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 20:54:13 +0200
Michael Black wrote:
> "Bruce" (email@example.com) writes:
>>I want to setup a server running Redhat AS, SuSE Server 9 and Debian
>>(multiboot). I wonder if I can use only one linux swap partition
>>instead of three.
>>Could each distribution be safe if the temp data on swap partition be
>>overwritten by other distribution?
> If there's something in /tmp that is expected to be there later, it
> has no place being in /tmp in the first place. That's where you put
> stuff you need temporarily, and you can't expect it to be there later.
> And since it is just a space on the hard disk to put temporary things,
> one swap space is the same as the next, and a distibrution will simply
> look for a partition marked for as swap when installing.
By temp, I'm sure he meant "temporary data", not the /tmp folder.
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