Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 7209
2nd Swap parition
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
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.
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.
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
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.
This issue is resolved in the latest installer (available in beta)