Re: No Swap
On Mon, Oct 03, 2005 at 11:15:03PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> Curtis Vaughan wrote:
> > Can someone help me figure out why I don't seem to be using the swap
> > partition.
> > Here is an output of fdisk -l
> > Disk /dev/hda: 10.0 GB, 10056130560 bytes
> > 16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19485 cylinders
> > Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
> > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> > /dev/hda1 * 1 18617 9382936+ 83 Linux
> > /dev/hda2 18618 19485 437472 5 Extended
> > /dev/hda5 18618 19485 437440+ 82 Linux swap /
> > Solaris
> > Actually, I had it previous set such that hda2 was teh swap and there
> > were no other partitions. But this also didn't work.
> > And here is an output of fstab
> > proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
> > /dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro
> > 0 1
> > /dev/hda5 none swap sw 0 0
> > /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
> > /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
> > Nonetheless, after a reboot top shows:
> > top - 20:35:11 up 58 min, 3 users, load average: 0.28, 0.18, 0.11
> > Tasks: 91 total, 1 running, 89 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie
> > Cpu(s): 5.9% us, 1.6% sy, 0.0% ni, 92.1% id, 0.0% wa, 0.3% hi,
> > 0.Mem: 256728k total, 247288k used, 9440k free, 3864k buffer
> > Swap: 0k total, 0k used, 0k free, 70400k cached
> > Why?
> > What can I do to get my swap partition being used as swap?
> If "swapon -s" doesn't show any swap being used, I'd try:
> mkswap /dev/hda5
> swapon -a
How much RAM do you have? I don't think Linux uses swap until RAM starts
to run out. I have a gigabyte (should I say Gigibyte these days?) of
RAM, and as far as I know, I've *never* used swap.
- No Swap
- From: Curtis Vaughan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: No Swap
- From: Kent West <email@example.com>