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Re: Declare swap partition in config

From: Antwane Mason
Subject: Re: Declare swap partition in config
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2022 18:51:25 -0500


Thank you for your help! You were right that the partition type was the

Calling mkswap did not change the partition's type,  but deleting and
recreating the partition with the swap type worked. I had to change my
config with the new partition's UUID and then do system reconfigure.

Now, my swap partition is activated on start as expected!


On Sat, Feb 26, 2022 at 6:52 PM Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <> wrote:

> On 2022-02-27 0:38, Antwane Mason wrote:
> > TYPE="swsuspend"
> You can only swapon(2) swap partitions.  Run
>    $ sudo mkswap /dev/nvme0n1p4
> and reboot, and it should work just fine.
> swapon(8) does a lot more than merely call swapon(2), including
> overwriting any SWSUSPEND signature[0].
> Guix does not do this.
> It could, either at the expense of code manually kept in sync with
> util-linux, or by embedding a copy swapon(8) in the initrd, enlarging
> it.
> Kind regards,
> T G-R
> Sent from a Web browser.  Excuse or enjoy my brevity.
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