I've seen that sometimes the entry for the swapfile in fstab is specified as "none" for the mount point and sometimes as "swap" instead. For example:

/swapfile none swap defaults 0 0

/swapfile swap swap defaults 0 0

The fsrtab man page says that "none" should be used, but Red Hat's documentation uses "swap" instead.

What is the difference between those two?

  • Are you using Red Hat? – Tomasz Sep 22 '16 at 15:59
  • I am using Centos. – mart Sep 23 '16 at 9:08

It's only a name. You can use any string, for example: pinkunicorn.

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