[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Unable to create virtual memory

From: Andrey Khurri andrey.khurri at hiit.fi
Date: Wed Dec 20 15:54:57 EET 2006
Hi, Jakub,

Thanks for your reply.

Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com wrote:
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     *From:* ext Andrey Khurri [mailto:andrey.khurri at hiit.fi]
>     *Sent:* 20 December, 2006 14:17
>     *To:* Pavelek Jakub (Nokia-M/Helsinki)
>     *Cc:* maemo-developers at maemo.org
>     *Subject:* Re: [maemo-developers] Unable to create virtual memory
>     Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com wrote:
>>>     I have Nokia 770 with OS 2006 on it. I've been trying to 
>>>     extend my memory card to be used as additional virtual memory. 
>>>     I used Control 
>>>     panel->Memory->Virtual (tag). When I choose either of sizes offered
>>>     (from 8 MB to 32 MB in my case) and press 'OK' it displays an 
>>>     error window 'Unable to create virtual memory'. What might be 
>>>     wrong here? And also, what this built-in option actually does? 
>>     It resizes or creates a file ".swap" on the memory card. Could be you
>>     have a ".swap" there already, created as a root and then it can't touch
>>     it.
>     I checked the /media/mmc1 directory and I do not have a .swap file
>     there. The problem is still unresolved.
>     Andrey 
> It is hard to tell. Best would be to describe the problem in finer 
> detail (e.g. do you get the error message immediately or after some 
> activity being show, etc.) In general, a bug report would be a good 
> place to follow this:
> https://maemo.org/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi?product=haf
> component general, assign it to me or at least notify me of the bug 
> number ;)

I think I found the root of my problem. It is my memory card which 
somehow does not have write access to it. It says ' Read-only file 
system' whenever I try to write any file to it. So, definitely it is not 
able to create a swap file there and extend virtual memory. Now I am 
wondering if formatting the card would solve the issue.

I have another tablet and creating a swap file there was successful. So, 
I did not add a bug to bugzilla because the problem is not related to 
the device itself.

Best Regards,
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