Re: no way to swapoff a deleted swap file?

From: David Newall
Date: Fri Oct 17 2008 - 02:28:24 EST

Hugh Dickins wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Oct 2008, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> On Wed, 2008-10-15 at 17:21 -0300, Peter Cordes wrote:
>>> I unlinked a swapfile without realizing I was still swapping on it.
>> I see your problem and it makes sense to look for a nice solution.
> although I'll willingly admit it's a
> lacuna, I don't think it's one worth bloating the kernel for.

Me too. The kernel shouldn't protect the administrator against all
possible mistakes; and this mistake is one of them. Besides, who's to
say it's always a mistake? Somebody might want their swap file to have
zero links.

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