Good, atleast I'm not the only one :)
I didn't get very far with XFS, installed it, did a df, and hit reset and
booted back up. In about a week, I'll have more free time to see what's
David P. Benigni II
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Sandeen" <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
To: "David Benigni" <benigni@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 9:06 PM
Subject: Re: swapon error
> Yes, I have seen this as well. Swap _does_ get enabled, and everything
> is fine, but there is this warning.
> I think it's YADT (Yet Another Devfs Thing).
> For the gory details, read on...
> Looking at rc.sysinit, it actually executes swapon twice. Not sure why
> Red hat does this.
> If I do
> $ swapoff -a
> $ swapon -a -e
> $ swapon -a
> (essentially the same as rc.sysinit) I get the same "device busy" error
> message. However, the man page says that for "swapon -a," "devices that
> are already running as swap are silently skipped" - but we're not seing
> this behavior.
> So my guess is that since the "device" (/dev/hda5 in my case) is
> actually just a symlink under devfs, it's confusing swapon somehow.
> Booting with "devfs = nomount" gets rid of the error, so that must be
> I'll put it on the devfs list and see what people think...
> David Benigni wrote:
> > Ok, I downloaded an installed the XFS Redhat 7.1 install iso. During
> > get this error when the swapon part of sysinit runs.
> > swapon /dev/hda6: Device or resource busy.
> > This didn't happen with vanilla 7.1. here's what I have.
> > /boot as xfs
> > / as xfs
> > and the swap partition.
> > Anyone else experience this?
> > David P. Benigni II
> Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
> sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.