[lkml]   [2001]   [Nov]   [3]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: Something broken in sys_swapon
On Sat, Nov 03, 2001 at 03:31:25PM -0500, Alexander Viro wrote:

> On Sat, 3 Nov 2001, Simon Kirby wrote:
> > kdev_t dev = swap_inode->i_rdev;
> > struct block_device_operations *bdops;
> >
> > p->swap_device = dev;
> > set_blocksize(dev, PAGE_SIZE);
> >
> > I don't know much at all about the inode structure, but doesn't this set
> > the block size of the originating filesystem containing the inode rather
> > than the block device that inode happens to be pointing to? That would
> man 2 stat
> i_rdev is equivalent of st_rdev, i_dev - of st_dev.

Okay, would you see any other reason why my root filesystem would
completely blow up after swapon /dev/hdb2 when /dev/hdb no longer exists?

All I did was remove /dev/hdb and forget to take the swap entry out of
/etc/fstab. On boot I got "attempt to access beyond end of device"
messages looping endlessly. I tried once with / mounted rw (it looks
like Debian still has / mounted ro when it turns on swap), and lots of
filesystem corruption resulted.


[ Stormix Technologies Inc. ][ NetNation Communications Inc. ]
[ ][ ]
[ Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of my employers. ]
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:12    [W:0.078 / U:0.156 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site