Re: RFC: Remove swap file support

Date: Sat Jul 07 2001 - 12:15:00 EST

In article <> you wrote:
> Since you can make any file into a block device using loop,
> is there any value to supporting swap files in 2.5?

> swap files seem like a special case that is no longer necessary...

loop is always tricky re near-OOM deadlocks. It'll survive now, by sleeping
and waiting for memory, but swapping over that changes that equation.....
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