My machine was thrashing a lot

    ...and had a really light load average. I got curious, so I explored the process listing a bit. Nothing there interested. Then I noticed... top claimed I had no swap, despite there being a two gig partition on this machine and it being in /etc/fstab. For some reason it wasn't mounted on boot. I've done a mkswap on the partition again just in case, and used swapon, and all is good again.

    This is Debian unstable. I must remember to see if it still happens when I reboot.

    Tags for this post: linux opensource kernel swap boot mount thrash virtual memory

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