[lfs-support] swapfile

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 15:50:08 PST 2013


Baho Utot wrote:
> LFS-7.2
>
> I added a swapfile as follows
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=2048 count - 1G
> mkswap /swapfile
> chown root.root /swapfile
> chmod 0600 /swapfile
> swapon /swapfile
>
> That worked.
>
> I then added to /etc/fstab
>
> /swapfile    swap    swap    defaults    0 0
>
> rebooted
> Boot error,
> Activating <blah blah blah> swapon: /swapfile failed: Read-only file system
>
> after login as root
>
> mount -a
>
> and swap is activated.
>
> Any reason why it failed at boot?


The swap init script is run before mountfs.  The root fs is remounted rw 
in mountfs.

Try moving the symlink /etc/rc.d/rcS.d/S20swap to S41swap, but I don't 
know it S30checkfs will cause a probllem or not.

   -- Bruce




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