> > what is the best/recommended way to do remote swapping via the network
> > for diskless workstations or compute nodes in clusters in Linux 2.4?=20
> > Last time i checked was linux 2.2, and there were some races related=20
> > to network swapping back then. Has this been fixed for 2.4?
> The best answer probably is "don't". Networks are high latency things for
> paging and paging is latency sensitive. If performance is not an issue then
> the nbd driver ought to work. You may need to check it uses the
Alan, are you saying it should work reliably?
> GFP_ levels to avoid deadlocks and you might need to up the amount of atomic
> pool memory. Hopefully other hacks arent needed
There still may be some deadlocks. Swapping over nbd seemed to work
for me... until I used mem=8M and did two ping -f's to the victim.
Issue is that you not only need to check nbd, you need to check whole
network layer, too.
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