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Bug 159410

Summary: mkswap(8) claims max swap area size is 2 GB
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reporter: David Balažic <david.balazic>
Component: util-linuxAssignee: Karel Zak <kzak>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Ben Levenson <benl>
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Hardware: i386   
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0061 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description David Balažic 2005-06-02 14:29:55 UTC
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Description of problem:
man mkswap claims the max swap area size on x86 is 2 GB, while in reality larger swap areas work. (I tried a 5 GB file as swap, neither mkswap or swapon complain).

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How reproducible:
Always

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Additional info:

Comment 1 Karel Zak 2005-08-29 13:02:29 UTC
For FC4 it will be fixed in util-linux >= 2.12p-9.8.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2005-09-07 01:07:17 UTC
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util-linux-2.12p-9.9 setup-2.5.44-1.1 has been pushed for FC4, which should resolve this issue.  If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.


Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-03-07 18:04:09 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2006-0061.html