Bug 159410 - mkswap(8) claims max swap area size is 2 GB
mkswap(8) claims max swap area size is 2 GB
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: 168429
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Reported: 2005-06-02 10:29 EDT by David Balažic
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0061
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Last Closed: 2006-03-07 13:04:08 EST
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Description David Balažic 2005-06-02 10:29:55 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
man mkswap claims the max swap area size on x86 is 2 GB, while in reality larger swap areas work. (I tried a 5 GB file as swap, neither mkswap or swapon complain).

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Comment 1 Karel Zak 2005-08-29 09:02:29 EDT
For FC4 it will be fixed in util-linux >= 2.12p-9.8.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2005-09-06 21:07:17 EDT
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util-linux-2.12p-9.9 setup-2.5.44-1.1 has been pushed for FC4, which should resolve this issue.  If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-03-07 13:04:09 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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