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by bousouf
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: swap not working
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

Re: swap not working

A small update, I maintained the memory usage above 97% for a minute or so by streaming a ton of stuff, and eventually the OS started using the swap. So the swap is working I guess, I still have no idea why the simulation causes a freeze instead of a slow down through swap usage, maybe it's just fil...
by bousouf
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: swap not working
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

Re: swap not working

The ram fills up in under a minute, and I'm doing convergence tests on a numerical solver, so whatever memory is available will be the limit (that's why it fills up all the way ... and a little more, I'm using as much as I can). In the past I have observed simulations going over the maximum availabl...
by bousouf
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: swap not working
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

Re: swap not working

kurotsurgi: as I explained, in this case I would like to use the swap as a safeguard to prevent my computer from freezing when the ram gets filled up, and it does get filled up. And of course I can't avoid it, it's linked to some rather large simulations and the tests I need to do require a lot of m...
by bousouf
Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: swap not working
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

Re: swap not working

Sorry for the late response, I didn't have access to the computer yesterday. I tried removing the ",pri=1" again, but same thing ... And the System Monitor (or top, or "free -m", or "swapon -s") all show that the swap is available and should be working properly. My comp...
by bousouf
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: swap not working
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

Re: swap not working

I already tried that, but I'll give it another try. Also I did update the /etc/sysctl.conf adding a value for the swappiness, but it's 60 now so it should not impact anything. I'll try removing it to see. At some point when trying to fix my problem I was using a swap file, with or without the swap p...
by bousouf
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: swap not working
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

Re: swap not working

I haven't touched the kernel, and I played around with the swappiness which might have been what started the whole thing, I'm not sure. The swap used to work (a few days ago for sure) and in between I tried lowering the swappiness. Since then, I set it back to 60 and even higher values but no luck. ...
by bousouf
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: swap not working
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

Re: swap not working

I already checked that the volume identifier was the right one, and just to be sure the file system was not corrupted I also regenerated the swap with mkswap and updated the UUID to no avail. I also tried using a swapfile instead of a partition, but once again it didn't work. I'll still list my fsta...
by bousouf
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: swap not working
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

swap not working

Hello, the swap on my system is not working and I can't figure out why. I am running some large simulation and my computer can run out of ram, and since the swap is not being used this means a crash. When I run swapon -s, the swap partition is detected correctly, and it shows up in free -m or top. B...

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