Re: /proc/meminfo swap counter wraparound in 2.2

Sean Hunter (
Wed, 12 Sep 2001 11:31:26 +0100

On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 11:12:29AM +0100, Sean Hunter wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 11:07:55AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > I would be amazed if this bug were not also in the main 2.2.x tree. Is a fix
> > > likely or even possible in 2.2 ?
> >
> > No fix is planned for 2.2
> >
> OK, thanks. I'm a little reluctant to move this box to 2.4 yet (before Monday
> we had almost a year's uptime out of it- frequent reboots are frowned upon),
> but looking at the 2.4 source, the relevant bits of fs/proc/array.c and
> include/linux/kernel.h look exactly the same, so the problem could be there as
> well.
> Am I being dumb?

Yes, of course I am. Having now Actually Tried It Instead Of Just Talking
Bollocks[tm], I can confirm that large amounts of swap space seem to work just
fine in 2.4.

Sorry for wasting people's time.

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