Re: Swap over network

Pavel Machek (
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 14:07:44 +0200

> The obvious way is to keep a pool of memory available for just
> such a thing.

Hmm - but how big that memory pool has to be? I'm afraid that there's
no size you can terat safe!

> > Hi!
> >
> > I've heard that there's some patch into kernel which makes swapping
> > over nfs to actually WORK. I'm not interested in nfs, but I would be
> > interested in its deadlock prevention. [In linux network code, it's
> > possible that for sending / receiving of packet you need to alloc some
> > memory. In case of swap "to free a memory (swap-out) you need free
> > memory (for outgoing packet / incoming ACK packet)". I'm looking for a
> > method to solve this (to write my own method of swapping over network).

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