Use -f to force, Luke!

A util-linux utility, mkswap(8), has one peculiarly documented option:

-f Force - go ahead even if the command is stupid.

Last night, I finally came by an opportunity to apply it.

I got the message:

mkswap: /dev/xvdf: warning: don't erase bootbits sectors on whole disk. Use -f to force.

Swapping onto a raw device a stupid thing? What does the utility think it is?! I had been swapping to block storage years before Linux with all its utils was incepted, I well remember the time when there were no paritions at all, and I still retain every hacking hope to outlive the feature intended for losers short of money to buy extra dozen of disks or lacking bays to install them.

Is it not a stupid thing to suggest partitioning cloud block storage in the first place? As a poet put it:

Мы лунник в небо запустили,
А оперы — в тележном стиле.
(We launched the Moon Unit to the sky
But stage our operas—in vintage style.)

By the way, all this "stupid thing" rant comes from the very system that apparently tries to...

$ dmesg | grep pcspkr
[    1.562936] input: PC Speaker as /devices/platform/pcspkr/input/input0
[    1.675613] Error: Driver 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting...

...find a PC Speaker at the cloud server and register it as an input device. I wish it succeeds! Then—bearing in mind that every speaker is a microphone at the bottom of its heart —perhaps at last we'd hear the music of the celestial spheres, we'd learn what the clouds sing about.

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