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Manual Reference Pages  -  SWAPOFF (2)

NAME

swapon, swapoff - control devices for interleaved paging/swapping

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Errors
See Also
History

LIBRARY


.Lb libc

SYNOPSIS


.In unistd.h int swapon const char *special int swapoff const char *special

DESCRIPTION

The swapon system call makes the block device special available to the system for allocation for paging and swapping. The names of potentially available devices are known to the system and defined at system configuration time. The size of the swap area on special is calculated at the time the device is first made available for swapping.

The swapoff system call disables paging and swapping on the given device. All associated swap metadata are deallocated, and the device is made available for other purposes.

RETURN VALUES

If an error has occurred, a value of -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS

Both swapon and swapoff can fail if:
[ENOTDIR]
  A component of the path prefix is not a directory.
[ENAMETOOLONG]
  A component of a pathname exceeded 255 characters, or an entire path name exceeded 1023 characters.
[ENOENT]
  The named device does not exist.
[EACCES]
  Search permission is denied for a component of the path prefix.
[ELOOP]
  Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating the pathname.
[EPERM]
  The caller is not the super-user.
[EFAULT]
  The special argument points outside the process’s allocated address space.

Additionally, swapon can fail for the following reasons:
[ENOTBLK]
  The special argument is not a block device.
[EBUSY]
  The device specified by special has already been made available for swapping
[ENXIO]
  The major device number of special is out of range (this indicates no device driver exists for the associated hardware).
[EIO] An I/O error occurred while opening the swap device.

Lastly, swapoff can fail if:
[EINVAL]
  The system is not currently swapping to special.
[ENOMEM]
  Not enough virtual memory is available to safely disable paging and swapping to the given device.

SEE ALSO

config(8), swapon(8), sysctl(8)

HISTORY

The swapon system call appeared in BSD 4.0 . The swapoff system call appeared in
.Fx 5.0 .
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