Re: swap problems

Leonard N. Zubkoff (
Sat, 27 Jul 1996 23:31:59 -0700

Date: Sun, 28 Jul 1996 01:38:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jon Lewis <>

Using 2.0.3, I just got a bunch of these:

swap_duplicate: trying to duplicate unused page
swap_free: swap-space map bad (entry 00000100)

Each message was in groups of 7-8 each. The sequence _is_ currently
repeating at 5 minute intervals, 4 times so far. Anyone seen this? Is
it fixed already in a later release?

I saw one of these for the first time yesterday in 2.0.8 with a motherboard I'm

Jul 26 19:53:59 gwynedd kernel: swap_free: swap-space map bad (entry 00100000)

I didn't get the swap_duplicate message, though. The above message occurred
during a "make clean" of a large source tree.