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swap not being used



I just put a new harddisk into one of the workstations here, remade
partitions, rsync'd the system over, then created the swap space, then
booted, and it all worked - except for swap.

here's what i did:

  mother:~# grep swap /etc/fstab
  /dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0

  mother:~# mkswap /dev/hda2
  Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 1019928576 bytes

  mother:~# swapon /dev/hda2

  mother:~# cat /proc/swaps
  Filename                        Type            Size    Used    Priority
  /dev/hda2                       partition       996020  0       -1

  mother:~> free
               total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
  Mem:        516580     475844      40736          0     170540     224736
  -/+ buffers/cache:      80568     436012
  Swap:       996020          0     996020

now say i'll start openoffice and mozilla and a couple of others, just to
consume RAM. the system will not use the swap space. any idea why not?

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