Tor uses swap?

andre76 at andre76 at
Thu Jan 6 02:24:20 UTC 2011

  andre76 at

On Wed, 05 Jan 2011 20:36 -0500, andrew at wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 11:27:59PM +0100, noisyb at wrote 1.2K bytes
> in 29 lines about:
> : since 4GB or 8GB of ram are pretty much the standard these days you
> could use a ramdisk for swap... ;D
> Towards this end, my travel laptop running pcbsd has no swap configured.
> I haven't run into any issues with this configuration yet.  I realize
> the risks of some program going haywire and consuming all ram, but in
> the past month of doing this, it hasn't materialized.
> -- 
> Andrew
> pgp key: 0x74ED336B
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Please let me know what you think...does this look correct?  I just
encrypted my swap using the following command;

sudo ecryptfs-setup-swap

Here's what's in my crypttab-   

# <target name> <source device>         <key file>      <options>

cryptswap1 /dev/sda6 /dev/urandom swap,cipher=aes-cbc-essiv:sha256

Here's what's in my Fstab;  (I deleted a lot of the UUID numbers and

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# / was on /dev/sdb5 during installation
UUID=xxxxxxxxxxxx-c2ea-4b91-b764-axxxxxxxxdb /               ext4   
errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
#UUID=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxce38cd7 none            swap    sw  
           0       0
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0     
/dev/mapper/cryptswap1 none swap sw 0 0

How does it look to you?

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