Re: 3.0 wishlist Was: Overview of 2.2.x goals?

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Tue, 20 Jan 1998 01:00:23 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, Dan Hollis wrote:

> On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, James Mastros wrote:
> > On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, Dan Hollis wrote:
> > > Thats why BSD and others do a CRC on the dump code to make sure everything
> > > is consistent enough to do a dump. It also only writes to reserved section
> > > of the disk and not the filesystem. Thus the horror story becomes vapor.
> > But that way you need a reserved section == wasted space.
> The reserved section is called your swap partition.

Which then must be as big as ram..

Actually, I think that the people who really think this is useful should
code it.. If it turns out to be as good as you think It may be included..
Even if it isn't.. You'de have it for your problems.. The majority of
linux developers just dont need it..
> -Dan