[maemo-users] [maemo-users] problems after 'swapon /dev/mmcblk0p2' with 3.2005.51-13

From: Armin M. Warda Armin.Warda at Web.De
Date: Fri Jan 13 10:14:47 EET 2006

similiar as described by Tommy Cheng in


I partitioned my 512MB RS-MMC into two partitions:

  /dev/mmcblk0p1 = 470MB fat16/vfat
  /dev/mmcblk0p2 =  40MB swap

I have not yet added the /var/lib/install/etc/init.d/mmcswap.sh script 
to auto-detect & -activate the /dev/mmcblk0p2 swap device on boot. 
Before I do this, I want to verify, that it does not render the 770 
unusable. And here's my problem:

When I manually activate the swap from the osso-xterm with

  swapon /dev/mmcblk0p2

most of the time, the 770 reboots within 2-4 seconds.
Sometimes it keeps running, but a popup with a low memory warning 
appears immediately after the 'swapon' and I am not able to open any 
application, the 770 keep on complaining about low memory. And the 
'free' command tells me that the swap is not used at all.

  Has anybody seen this before?

My 770 is on release 3.2005.51-13.


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