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Old 01-12-2004, 02:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy new kernel(2.6.0) --> no more swap


I compiled and installed the 2.6.0 kernel yesterday and noticed it being really slow at some point, so I emediatly checked out the status of my memory and saw that he doesn't see or know that I have a swap partition...
My 2.4.22 (Backup) kernel does see it because he still works perfectly... And yes I have a swap partition...

How do I resolve this problem? Did I forget something in the kernel's configuration?

tnx 4 all help...
 
Old 01-12-2004, 03:47 AM   #2
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Hi!
Check your ".config" file (mine is in "/usr/src/linux/"), and look for a line like this one:
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CONFIG_SWAP=y
(It should be at the very beginning of the file, under "General setup" section.)
if you have instead
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CONFIG_SWAP=n
, that's your problem, you should recompile.
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Old 01-12-2004, 03:51 AM   #3
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... I forgot
This option ("CONFIG_SWAP") is found, when you do "make menuconfig", under "General setup", and is called "Support of paging of anonymous memory".
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Old 01-12-2004, 04:09 AM   #4
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nope, I have CONFIG_SWAP=y

I compiled this kernel based on my previous compile (and that kernel is my current backup kernel). It's really anoying since I don't have much ram 128Mb...
 
Old 01-12-2004, 04:15 AM   #5
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...and, of course, your fstab didn't change in the process; i.e. you have a line like
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/dev/hdc2        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
in your "/etc/fstab", don't you?
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Old 01-12-2004, 04:43 AM   #6
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Stupid of me overlooking this, but still... how is it possible that the fstab file changes with a kernel compile???

tnx!
 
Old 01-12-2004, 04:50 AM   #7
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..I know, I know. I didn't mean
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that the fstab file changes with a kernel compile
but, I thought it could be changed (you or someone else).
Anyway, I didn't read properly , your first post tells
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My 2.4.22 (Backup) kernel does see it because he still works perfectly...
Does the "dmesg" say something about it?
Regards
 
Old 01-12-2004, 04:59 AM   #8
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no I am sorry I wasn't quit clear in my previous post... it is solved, thi swas my problem.
I can't understand what removed the line in /etc/fstab, since I never altered this file.
I did on Mandrake, but on slack all seem to be in place as it was... It couldn't be someone else either, since I am the only one using this pc.
Hmm, strange...

well, it is solved anyway... next time my pc is running in slowmo, i'll check my fstab .

Greetz and many tanks,
Elluva
 
Old 01-12-2004, 05:10 AM   #9
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I misunderstood you, sorry!

happy to hear you got swap again, though

But, it's strange...
I'm just curious; what do you mean with
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I did on Mandrake, but on slack all seem to be in place as it was...
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:23 AM   #10
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well on mandrake I had to change some things in /etc/fstab, some things that weren't mounted automatic.
Since everything mounted correctly on slackware, I didn't change the fstab file, 'cause i didn't need to...
 
Old 01-12-2004, 05:51 AM   #11
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so both boot the same kernel? do slack and mdk share the "/boot" partition? or did you compile the kernel for only one of them?
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:56 AM   #12
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they share /boot there I have:

*The original kernels that came with mdk to boot mdk. (mdk)
*My previous precompiled kernel (2.4.22) which I used as backup kernel (Slack)
*My new compiled 2.6.0 kernel (slack)

The only thing shared between mdk and slack are the /home and /boot partitions...
 
  


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