Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 787237
[ia64-pv] swap does't take all remaining space if told to
Last modified: 2012-02-07 10:32:26 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create Xen PV guest on ia64.
2. Delete all previous partitions
3. Create /boot/efi - 100 MB
4. Create swap partition and make it use all remaining free space
swap is 2047MB and I have 17 GB of free space left on the disk.
Swap will take all the rest free space. NB: I was planning for / to be on separate iscsi disk.
This is on purpose - we clamp the swap space to the maximum given by the swap suggestion to prevent swap from growing to consume all space. This has been the behavior since early 2003, so it's really too late to chance it now.