I only recently realised that you can specify multiple swap partition, spreading them across drives. Well that's great for me as my desktop system often uses swap space and I have three different drives spread across two controllers. One of which is a dedicated raid5.If your curious, it's a retired server. :)
If you set them to the same priority it will "round-robin" them, or spread the workload between them. At least as I understand it.
Nonetheless, I can't seem to get both swap partitions to the same priority. Here is my fstab:
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 /dev/sda1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro,user_xattr 0 1 /dev/sdb1 none swap sw pri=1 0 0 /dev/sda3 none swap sw pri=1 0 0 /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
swapoff -a and
swapon -a to turn off then back on the swap files. When I use
swapon -s I get:
Filename Type Size Used Priority /dev/sdb1 partition 5855656 1408 -1 /dev/sda3 partition 2093052 0 -2
Any ideas why it's not setting the priority the same?
Thanks for any help.