5.2.2. Creating an LVM2 Logical Volume for Swap

5.2.2. Creating an LVM2 Logical Volume for Swap

To add a swap volume group (assuming /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02 is the swap volume you want to add):

  1. Create the LVM2 logical volume of size 256 MB:

    # lvm lvcreate VolGroup00 -n LogVol02 -L 256M
    
  2. Format the new swap space:

    # mkswap /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02
    
  3. Add the following entry to the /etc/fstab file:

    /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02 swap swap defaults 0 0
    
  4. Enable the extended logical volume:

    # swapon -va
    
  5. Test that the logical volume has been extended properly:

    # cat /proc/swaps # free
    

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