Bug 245646 - dumpdev description in rc.conf(5) doesn't say which devices are suitable
Summary: dumpdev description in rc.conf(5) doesn't say which devices are suitable
Status: New
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Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Manual Pages (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
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Reported: 2020-04-15 19:39 UTC by PauAmma
Modified: 2020-04-15 19:39 UTC (History)
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Description PauAmma 2020-04-15 19:39:30 UTC
"If the	value of this variable is "AUTO", the first suitable swap device listed in /etc/fstab will be used as dump device." This, however, doesn't say which devices are suitable and which aren't. The conclusion of the IRC discussion that started this was that it's unclear what devices are suitable short of reading dumpon source code, but that GELI devices are definitely *un*suitable, and the variable description should reflect that, at least.