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Management of the Swap File during Installation and Configuration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117597D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 71K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bunce, JL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for placing the swapper.dat file on a drive for purposes of preventing errors caused because the swapper.dat file is too large for the default swapper.dat drive location.

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Management of the Swap File during Installation and Configuration

      Disclosed is a method for placing the swapper.dat file on a
drive for purposes of preventing errors caused because the
swapper.dat file is too large for the default swapper.dat drive
location.

      The process for placing the swapper.dat file on the drive with
either the most space or on a drive selected by the user is described
below.  The swapper.dat contains the inactive logic for active
programs.  Refer to the logic flow immediately following the
explanation.
  o  The install program obtains the product swapper.dat size from
the
      product install option swapper.dat requirement file if
available
      and stores the value plus the current swapper.dat size into the
      "swapsize" file.  The information contained in the swapsize
      option file is established by product performance measurements.
  o  If the product install option swapper.dat requirements file is
      available and the mode is unattended, alter the configuration
      file to place the swapper.dat file on the drive with the most
      unused storage.
       If the the mode is attended, display all drives, the amount
      of unused space on each, the current swapper.dat file size, the
      swapper.dat size required for the product and the total
      swapper.dat required.  Also display options that allow the user
      to reduce the number of active programs at startup or to abort
      the installation.
  o  If an install options file showing the product swapper.dat
      requirements is not provided and the mode is unattended, alter
      the configuration file to place the swapper.dat file on the
drive
      with the most unused storage.
       If the mode is attended, display all drives, the amount of
      unused space on each, the current swapper.dat file size.
Request
      the user to determine the swapper.dat size requirements for the
      options being installed.  Also, display options that allow the
      user to reduce the number of active programs at startup or to
      abort the installation.

      The logic flow below is for a product with the three
installation options.  Domain Controller, Server and Re...