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Old 02-23-2010, 06:46 PM   #1
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Gparted says swap has 5 Gb, grep SwapTotal /proc/meminfo says swap has 800 Mb

Centos 5.4 distro (clone of RHEL). Don't understand the discrepancy noted in the subject line
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Not enough info.
fdisk -l
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Has the swap partition been resized at any point? If so, was the swap 'filesystem' recreated using mkswap?

Also, some older architectures may have problems with swap space >2GB.
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Issue resolved, thanks!

Thanks for the fast replies! I ended up having to reinstall because I messed up something with the root password. During that reinstall I chose to reformat the swap partition and in the process of doing that I see that now fdisk -l and grep SwapTotal /proc/meminfo both say I have 5 Gb of swap.

Issue is resolved, now.


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