Swap over the network?

Cabaniols, Sebastien Sebastien.Cabaniols at compaq.com
Mon Oct 1 09:48:32 EDT 2001


Hi beowulf ml !

Do you know if it is currently possible to have diskless nodes
having their swap over the network ?

The goal is not to use the swap but to remove the disks from the 
computationnal nodes to have a better MTBF. I mean we don't 
want to swap at any time during our computation but we don't
 want to loose a job if linux starts swapping.

How can I do swap with the network ?

Can NFS do this ?
Are there better solutions ?

I have searched through the beowulf archive but I have not found 
anything except old posts (1998)

Thanks for any help

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