Slow shutdown with big file in /dev/shm

Michal Schmidt mschmidt at
Tue Mar 20 13:29:02 UTC 2012

Adam Jackson wrote:
> Now as to why we disable swap on shutdown, I'm not really sure.  It
> certainly seems like useless work to me.

We want to be sure we'll be able to stop/disassemble any block
devices that are underneath it (RAID arrays etc.).

Sure, if it's a simple partition, the work is useless.


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