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Old 09-18-2009, 05:07 AM   #1
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what is the swap partition file system?


I am planning to slim my kernel, and wonder therefore which file system that is used for the swap partition, that is, what does Linux swap / Id 82 mean?
I guess ext2, and since I use ext4 on the other partitions I guess that I can skip ext3 totally?
 
Old 09-18-2009, 05:23 AM   #2
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http://www.linux.com/news/software/a...nux-swap-space

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Old 09-18-2009, 06:12 AM   #3
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What does "slimming" the kernel have to do with the filesystem for SWAP? (Maybe you mean the filesystem drivers to be installed?

I don't think I would even call SWAP a filesystem at all---e.g. you can't mount a SWAP partition and store files on it.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 07:18 AM   #4
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What does "slimming" the kernel have to do with the filesystem for SWAP? (Maybe you mean the filesystem drivers to be installed?

I don't think I would even call SWAP a filesystem at all---e.g. you can't mount a SWAP partition and store files on it.
Yeah, that was what I meant. So you mean that the swap partition doesn't need a driver?
 
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I've never heard of a "SWAP driver". I think the Linux memory manager just looks for which device has been designated for SWAP.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 07:39 AM   #6
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may be swap doesnt need a driver.. i havnt seen that option under filesystem when compiling a kernel.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 07:54 AM   #7
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swap space has nothing to do with slimming down your kernel.
It is no filesystem as you can't store files on it.
It is used as virtual memory.
 
  


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