Re: Maximum swap space?

From: William Lee Irwin III (
Date: Sun Jun 08 2003 - 01:31:44 EST

On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 06:28:43PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> Seems hardly worth the extra arithmetic given that the 2G limit
>> is actually bogus?
>> I just did mkswap/swapon of a 52G partition. That used 26MB of lowmem for
>> the swap map btw.

On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 06:38:27PM -0700, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> It's not clear precisely who or what would benefit from it; however,
> the decreased maximum of 32 swapfiles on i386 is a regression vs.
> 2.4.x's limit of 64, in whatever sense something no one cares about is
> actually a regression (in principle they could have merely not spoken
> up about it).
> In other words, if someone feels itchy because the number went down
> from 2.4.x, here it is. If not, I'm fine with leaving it be.

I went and worked out why it's wrong (_PAGE_PROTNONE) clash. Whatever
you do, don't apply it.

-- wli
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