Subject: Re: swapctl -d
To: None <>
From: Chuck Silvers <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/24/2000 10:19:08
"swapctl -d" on a non-empty swap device is fine as long as there's
enough memory and remaining swap (if you started with multiple swap devices)
to contain all the data that's in the swap device you're removing.

I thought I had a check in there to fail if there wasn't enough space
left after removing the requested device, but I guess it's not working.
I'll look at it in the next few days.


On Mon, Jan 24, 2000 at 05:09:56PM +0200, Antti Kantee wrote:
> I was playing around with swapctl -d and running out of memory. Both
> work fine, unless I try to swapctl -d my swap away and don't have enough
> memory left for all the applications running. The box froze, but only
> from a userland pov, the kernel still responded to pings.
> Should doing swapctl -d for a non-empty swap device work at all?
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