swap_free: swap-space map bad (entry 00040000)

Steve Govenar (sgovenar@dnaco.net)
Sat, 10 Aug 1996 20:35:58 -0400 (EDT)

In 2.0.11 I get a lot of messages from the kernel saying

swap_free: swap-space map bad (entry 00040000)

and a couple saying

Hmm.. Trying to use unallocated swap (00040000)

It's always the same entry, 00040000. This is on a 56220k swap partition.

Weird things started happening to my system after running for a couple
days, like syslog stopped working and w showed everyone being idle for 8
days. (I hope this was caused by some kind of swap corruption related to
the above message, or else I have a bunch of other problems).

Steve Govenar