laurens.blankers at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 02:09:16 PDT 2004
I want to use a swap file instead of swap partition, I found some
documentation on how to do that, but mostly out-dated.
Is the following procedure correct?
1. Create a file of 256 MB
# dd if=/dev/zero of=/swap bs=4096 count=65536
2. Make it a swap file
# mkswap /swap
3. Add the following line to /etc/fstab
/swap swap swap pri=1 0 0
4. First mount the filesystem read-write, then activate the swap
# mv /etc/rc.d/rcsysinit.d/S20swap /etc/rc.d/rcsysinit.d/S45swap
Should this work? The file in on a journeling filesystem (ext3), could
this cause problems?
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