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    SubjectRe: Does linux locks swap file?
    Hi!

    > /proc/swaps could display the [device:inode] pair, no problem, but from
    > here to creating a new file using that pair, especially that the pair IS
    > STILL IN USE, is a long, hard, unportable and simply dain bramaged way to
    > go.

    Ouch, that's true... But it's a kind of a "deadlock" in the kernel, right?
    Maybe the kernel functions need a little redefinitions...

    > P.S. You could try to undelete the file, but even that is
    > filesystem-specific.

    That's what I meant when I said "recreate" the file. :)

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    Fabio
    ( Fabio Olive Leite leitinho@akira.ucpel.tche.br )
    ( Computer Science Student http://akira.ucpel.tche.br/~leitinho )
    ( )
    ( Running Linux is like running an Amiga; )
    ( It gives you that "I don't buy Microsoft" feeling... )


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