Re: Ideas for memory management hackers (2)

Felix von Leitner (
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 16:06:39 +0100

Thus spake Mitch Davis (
> > Is it possible to have another partition type? That would eliminate any
> > compatibility problems between the two...
> No, because the current mkswap and swapon don't look at the partition
> type. It's for the user's convenience only.

BTW: Who is the maintainer of mkswap?
Couldn't we make mkswap abort if it finds an ext2 filesystem?
(Overridden with a -f switch or so)
We wouldn't want people to accidentally overwrite their partitions,
right? and /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 are awfully close on the keyboard.