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Re: Is there a way to make the pi use swap?

On Friday 14 September 2018 23:12:35 Alan Corey wrote:

> Yeah, vmstat shows me
> procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- -system--
> ------cpu----- r  b   swpd   free   buff  cache   si   so    bi    bo 
>  in   cs us sy id wa st 0  1 423424  43348  16380 212828    0    0    
> 6     6    3    2  8  1 92  0  0
> Do you have the sw field in your fstab?

Do now, its down below but TLDR, so copied it again.

> /var/swap2 none swap sw 0 0

That's a swap"file". Using it is hard on the u-sd card. This swap is on a 
300 meg/sec 120GB SSD. Ought to be 50x faster, making it semi-usable.

> By the fsstab man page it's the type of the file system.  Or maybe
> not.    The last 2 numbers have to do with dump/restore and fsck.

Which don't apply to swap, so they could be removed.

New line in etc/fstab that works for swapon -a now is:

UUID=7b06d9bc-18f2-4c25-957d-f426141664b3 none swap defaults,nofail 0 0

I nuked the /var/swap file, so we'll see how amanda works in 4 or 5 

Thanks Alan.

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