Bug 63759 - can't turn off swap
can't turn off swap
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-04-18 09:42 EDT by Christopher McCrory
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-11 16:22:59 EST
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Description Christopher McCrory 2002-04-18 09:42:34 EDT
Description of Problem:
can't turn off swap

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.4.9-31smp  ( and 2.4.9-31)  i686

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run server for a while
2. /sbin/swapoff -a

Actual Results:
swapoff returns quickly without removing swap

Expected Results:
swap turned off  ( 0 swap space avail )

Additional Information:
I'm seeing this on a number of servers, mostly smp but the same happens on one
up machine.

all are RH 7.2
Comment 1 Christopher McCrory 2004-01-11 16:22:59 EST
problem eventually went away with kernel update somewhere

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