Re: Does linux locks swap file?

Ion Badulescu (
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 00:30:33 -0500 (EST)

On 30 Jan 1997, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> That's definitely a bug. IMNSHO a swapon() should be treated the same
> way as an open() from this standpoint.

It's not a bug, swapon() does increment the inode usage counter of the

> It may also be a good idea
> (although I don't know about this one, really) to record a lock on all
> bytes in the file.

It might be. Although, if it's just an advisory lock... it's kind of


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