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From: Justin Piszcz <>
To: Andries Brouwer <>
Subject: Re: Support for > 2GB swap partitions?
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 05:10:22 -0500 (EST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0501100510000.27243@p500> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

This was the problem, thanks!

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005, Andries Brouwer wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 07:34:38PM -0500, Justin Piszcz wrote:
>> I remember reading in the past that > 2GB swap partitions were supported
>> in Linux as of recent util-linux packages with a 2.6 kernel or am I wrong?
>> # fdisk -l
>> /dev/sda2              17         526     4096575   82  Linux swap
>> # top
>> Mem:   2075192k total,  2062540k used,    12652k free,       64k buffers
>> Only recognizes 2GB of 4GB?
> A swap partition has a swap header that specifies its size
> (and possibly what bad blocks exist on the swap partition).
> Thus, if you did mkswap long ago, the useful size will not
> have changed. Do swapoff; mkswap; swapon and mkswap will
> tell you how large a swap partition it made, and swapon
> will cause the kernel to say how much swap space was added.

      reply	other threads:[~2005-01-10 10:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2005-01-10  0:34 Support for > 2GB swap partitions? Justin Piszcz
2005-01-10  0:47 ` Grzegorz Kulewski
2005-01-10 10:09   ` Justin Piszcz
2005-01-10 14:59     ` Nikola Ciprich
2005-01-10  2:20 ` Andries Brouwer
2005-01-10 10:10   ` Justin Piszcz [this message]

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