[Guix Info][7.1.4] Should remind user to add a swap partition

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Hi guys!
If I may suggest, in Guix info that is displayed at console Alt+F2, a user should be reminded to add a swap partition.
I forgot to do that first time, and so my "guix system --fallback init /mnt/etc/config.scm /mnt" got killed by OOM killer after about 10 hours.
Even if a user is not building from source, a swap partition should be handy in case the RAM is limited and/or in case hibernating is later desired.
BTW, I am capable of making patches. So, if you'd like me to make a patch, just tell me the source tree to make a diff against.
Thank you.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 3 Jul 2016 00:05
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Hello!
Eus <eus@member.fsf.org> skribis:
Toggle quote (6 lines)> If I may suggest, in Guix info that is displayed at console Alt+F2, a user should be reminded to add a swap partition.>> I forgot to do that first time, and so my "guix system --fallback init /mnt/etc/config.scm /mnt" got killed by OOM killer after about 10 hours.>> Even if a user is not building from source, a swap partition should be handy in case the RAM is limited and/or in case hibernating is later desired.
As a consequence of the unavailability of binaries on our machines, youended up building webkitgtk and probably other packages. Buildingwebkitgtk requires a lot of resources, in particular more than 4G orRAM, so this can easily run out of memory.
Again the goal is to avoid this situation altogether, so I don’t thinkwe should ask users to systematically add a swap partition before theystart ‘guix system init’.
Thanks for your feedback,Ludo’.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 3 Jul 2016 00:06
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