[SunHELP] "Overlapping swap files are not allowed" -- what gives?

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Mon Jun 7 10:58:16 CDT 2004

My U30 running Solaris 9 keeps giving me the following messages on boot:

/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1 Overlapping swap files are not allowed
/dev/dsk/c0t1d0s1 Overlapping swap files are not allowed

Search as I might, I can find no explanation for this and I'm utterly
mystified as to why it thinks those two slices overlap with each other
(or with anything else except the disks' respective backup slices, for
that matter).  Swap is WORKING:

minbar:root:~:7 # swap -l
swapfile             dev  swaplo blocks   free
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1   32,1      16 1050752 1050752
/dev/dsk/c0t1d0s1   32,9      16 1051568 1051568
minbar:root:~:8 # swap -s
total: 32488k bytes allocated + 7440k reserved = 39928k used, 1413992k

So why the heck is it flapping its gums about overlapping swap files
not being allowed?

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