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Re: Swap priority in Debian

Subhadip Ghosh <subhadip.sky@gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
> I am a Debian testing user. Recently I am experiencing freezing on my
> Debian system intermittently and during troubleshooting the same, I
> found out that the I have a swap partition with priority set to
> -2. But according to the below manpage:
> https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/mount/swapon.8.en.html
> swap priority should be between -1 and 32767. I have a swappiness
> value of 60 but I don't remember seeing the swap being used at all
> recently, the used swap is always 0%.

Whats swapon -s say? do you use zsawp or zram?

> My question is, do you think that the -2 priority is stopping the swap
> partition from actually being used and because of that, the system is
> getting frozen when the memory usage is high?

No, it's -2 on my stretch box with zswap enabled and it swaps as one
would expect.

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