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Author Topic: [SOLVED] VL 5.8 Slowing Down  (Read 5785 times)

reb

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Re: VL 5.8 Slowing Down
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2007, 05:22:15 pm »

Ok uelsk8s here it is:
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vector://etc
root:# free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        965184     326364     638820          0      19116     197276
-/+ buffers/cache:     109972     855212
Swap:            0          0          0
 
So it looks like the three  0's tell us swap isn't working

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Re: VL 5.8 Slowing Down
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2007, 05:25:57 pm »

What is the content of /etc/fstab?
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Re: VL 5.8 Slowing Down
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2007, 05:29:14 pm »

ooops, I was too quick with the 'post button

uelsk8s I think you are probably correct about the swap not being formatted.  Now how do I do that?

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Re: VL 5.8 Slowing Down
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2007, 05:35:44 pm »

Ok hanumizzle here yu go:

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root:# cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# The following is an example. Please see fstab(5) for further details.
# Please refer to mount(1) for a complete description of mount options.
#
# Format:
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
#
# dump(8) uses the <dump> field to determine which file systems need
# to be dumped. fsck(8) uses the <pass> column to determine which file
# systems need to be checked--the root file system should have a 1 in
# this field, other file systems a 2, and any file systems that should
# not be checked (such as MS-initrd/mnt or NFS file systems) a 0.

# The Linux partitions
/dev/sda1 / reiserfs noatime 0 1
/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0

# Shared Windows/Linux partition
#/dev/hda1 /mnt/dos msdos umask=0 0 0
#/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat fmask=111,dmask=0,quiet,shortname=mixed,user 0 0
#/dev/hda1 /mnt/win ntfs umask=0 0 0

# Floppy disks
# The 'noauto' option indicates that the file system should not be mounted
# with 'mount -a' 'user' indicates that normal users are allowed to mount
# the file system.
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto defaults,noauto,user 0 0
#/dev/fd1 /mnt/floppy auto defaults,noauto,user 0 0

#/dev/hdd /mnt/ls120 auto defaults,noauto,user 0 0

# CDROM, CDWRITER, DVD
/dev/cdrom      /mnt/cdrom      iso9660         users,noauto,ro

# NFS file systems:
#linux01.gwdg.de:/suse/6.3/i386.de /mnt/nfs nfs defaults 0 0

# proc file system:
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

# Unix98 devpts filesystem:
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=666 0 0

# Shared memory filesystem:
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

# Basic USB filesystem
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0

# example of a VFAT USB pendrive
#/dev/sda1 /mnt/pendrive vfat fmask=111,dmask=0,noauto,user,quiet,shortname=mixed 0 0


# Swap partitions
# The 'sw' option means auto activating with 'swapon -a'.


now you know the rest of the story  :D

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Re: VL 5.8 Slowing Down
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2007, 05:38:30 pm »

Well, no swap partition is in there. Do you have one set aside?
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Re: VL 5.8 Slowing Down
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2007, 05:43:33 pm »

its up at the top hanu

Reb you format a swap by issuing "mkswap /dev/sda2"
then type "swapon -a" to start it
after that it should show in free
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format the swap
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2007, 06:04:39 pm »

Ok uelsk8s

I will follow your proceedure, but just as your post came up, I was going to ask a question:

In VASM I found I could format sda2, but it asked which to use: Reiserfs, ext3,ext2 or xfs.

I would like the answer to this for future reference.  ;)

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swap is going
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2007, 06:16:40 pm »

OK:   ;D    ;D

read it  :D
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root:# free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        965184     342308     622876          0      21968     200048
-/+ buffers/cache:     120292     844892
Swap:      2955952          0    2955952

all I can say to ALL of you that helped is: THANKS ONE WHOLE HEL& OF A LOT.
I'm happy, happy, happy

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Re: format the swap
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2007, 07:10:47 pm »

Ok uelsk8s

I will follow your proceedure, but just as your post came up, I was going to ask a question:

In VASM I found I could format sda2, but it asked which to use: Reiserfs, ext3,ext2 or xfs.

I would like the answer to this for future reference.  ;)

reb
when mounting partitions with vasm, it finds a unformatted partition, it asks if you want to format it, and offers different filesystems that you can use.
Reiserfs, ext3,ext2 or xfs are linux filesytems that vasm knows how to format with.
Reiserfs is the best :) ( of course this is just my Opinion)
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Re: VL 5.8 Slowing Down
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2007, 07:26:14 am »

Did the performance get better?  I must of missed it if you already mentioned it.  Nice work reb and everyone else BTW.
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