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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for swapon (netbsd section 3)

SWAPON(3)			   BSD Library Functions Manual 			SWAPON(3)

NAME
     swapon -- add a swap device for interleaved paging/swapping

SYNOPSIS
     #include <unistd.h>

     int
     swapon(const char *special);

DESCRIPTION
     This interface is provided for compatibility only and has been obsoleted by swapctl(2).

     swapon() 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.

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

ERRORS
     swapon() succeeds unless:

     [ENOTDIR]	   A component of the path prefix is not a directory.

     [ENAMETOOLONG]
		   A component of a pathname exceeded {NAME_MAX} characters, or an entire path
		   name exceeded {PATH_MAX} 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.

     [ENOTBLK]	   special is not a block device.

     [EBUSY]	   The device specified by special has already been made available for swapping

     [EINVAL]	   The device configured by special was not configured into the system as a swap
		   device.

     [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.

     [EFAULT]	   special points outside the process's allocated address space.

SEE ALSO
     swapctl(2), swapctl(8), swapon(8)

HISTORY
     The swapon() function call appeared in 4.0BSD and was removed NetBSD 1.3

BUGS
     This call will be upgraded in future versions of the system.

BSD					   June 4, 1993 				      BSD


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