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    SubjectRe: mount /dev/hdb2 /usr; swapon /dev/hdb2 keeps flooding
    On Sat, 12 May 2001, Alexander Viro wrote:

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    >
    > On Sun, 13 May 2001, BERECZ Szabolcs wrote:
    >
    > > On Sat, 12 May 2001, Alexander Viro wrote:
    > >
    > > > - Doctor, it hurts when I do it!
    > > > - Don't do it, then.
    > > >
    > > > Just what behaviour had you expected?
    > > maybe that I don't have to shutdown?
    > > I think it's a *bad* behaviour
    >
    > Erm... Let me restate: what did you expect to achieve with that?
    > Swap on device means that all contents of that device is lost.
    > Mounting fs from device generally means that you don't want the
    > loss of contents. At least until you unmount the thing.
    >

    Really? Then why do 2.4.x kernels let you mkfs a mounted fs?

    Gerhard


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