Commit f7d24689 authored by Jay Lepreau's avatar Jay Lepreau

Edit for the new idleswap-only system. Purge remnants of non-swappable.

Also try to update much of the text that implied a mail-oriented and manual
system, but some of it remains.
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<li><a NAME="UTT-Swapping"></a>
<font size='+1'><b>What is Swapping?</b></font>
<p>
Swapping is when you (or we) temporarily swap your experiment out,
Swapping is when you (or we, or the Emulab system) temporarily swaps
out your experiment,
releasing all of the nodes in the experiment. Your experiment is
still resident in the Emulab database, and you can see its status
in the web interface, but no nodes are allocated. Once an
experiment is swapped out, you can swap it back in via the web
interface by going to the Experiment Information page for your
experiment, and clicking on the swapin option.
You can also <a href="UTT-Modify">modify it</a>.
</p>
<p>
The <tt>swappable</tt> checkbox in the Begin Experiment web page
The <tt>idle-swap</tt> checkbox in the Begin Experiment web page
is used to determine what experiments can be <em>automatically</em>
swapped by the testbed scheduling system. Note that all experiments are
capable of being swapped; even if you do not check the swappable box,
capable of being swapped; even if you do not check the idle-swap box,
you are free to swap your own experiments as you like. The only
difference is that the testbed scheduling system will not consider your
experiment when looking for experiments to swap out. You will sometimes
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<p>
Be aware that we do not currently save any files that you may have
placed on your nodes. When your experiment is swapped back in, you
will likely get different nodes, and with fresh copies of the disk
will likely get different nodes, with fresh copies of the disk
images. For that reason, you should not swap your experiment out
unless you make arrangements to save and restore any state you need.
</p>
<p>
Make sure to take a look at our
<a href="docwrapper.php3?docname=swapping.html"> Node Usage Policies</a>
as well.
<em>Please be sure to read our
<a href="docwrapper.php3?docname=swapping.html"> Node Usage Policies</a></em>,
which contain detailed information on swapping.
</p>
<li><a NAME="UTT-Restart"></a>
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