Opened 14 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#7 closed defect (wontfix)

Resize swap files on-the-fly

Reported by: jtv Owned by: jtv
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: component1 Version:
Severity: Incomplete Keywords:


Why can GNU/Linux resize several types of filesystem but not a swap filesystem?

Looking at mm/swapfile.` in the 2.6.10 kernel source, it's hard to escape the impression that this was supposed to be supported all along. In-core swapfile metadata is always allocated to support the maximum swapfile size as far as I can see, and the way extents of swap space are added into this structure already looks as if the file is being expanded from a working state.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by jtv

  • Priority changed from normal to low

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by jtv

  • Owner changed from somebody to jtv
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by jtv

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Severity changed from normal to Incomplete
  • Status changed from assigned to closed
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