|Summary:||2nd Swap parition|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Jeff Shao <shaoj>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-22 17:27:50 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Jeff Shao 1999-11-21 19:04:32 UTC
I created 2 swap partition during install. I noticed that the system is only configured with one swap area. I have no entry in /etc/fstab on the 2nd swap I also have to mkswap on /dev/sdaX then run swapon to enable it. thanks
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-22 17:58:59 UTC
Is there any reason that you are creating multiple swap partitions? With the introduction of the 2.2.x series of kernels, swap partitions up to 2G are supported without any trouble. I will forward this problem with the creation of multiple swap partitions to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 Jeff Shao 1999-11-22 21:12:59 UTC
I have two HDs, and low memory on the Sparc classic, it make more sense to have two swap area, one per hd so it will use both drive instead all hitting one single drive.
Comment 3 Christian Hechelmann 1999-11-26 11:35:59 UTC
It certainly makes sense to specify more than one swap partition. 1. Total Size of swap area (I know 2.2.x lifted the 128MB barrier) 2. Load balancing. When you add N swap areas (possibly on different disks which are connected to different buses) with the same priority you get a RAID-0 (striping) like behaviour (-> increased bandwith) as the kernel uses these areas in parallel.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 17:27:59 UTC
This issue is resolved in the latest installer (available in beta)