[Buildroot] [PATCH 3/4] busybox: add an inittab entry to activate swap

Carlos Santos casantos at datacom.com.br
Mon Jun 11 06:00:15 UTC 2018

There is a call to swapoff in the shutdown sequence, so call "swapon -a"
on startup. As stated in the swapon man page,

   All devices marked as "swap" in /etc/fstab are made available, except
   for those with the "noauto" option. Devices that are already being
   used as swap are silently skipped.

So even if the system has some init script to start/stop swap (e.g. from
a rootfs ovelay) calling swapon/swapoff would be harmless.

Signed-off-by: Carlos Santos <casantos at datacom.com.br>
 package/busybox/inittab | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/package/busybox/inittab b/package/busybox/inittab
index 7cd203de0b..ff1725c775 100644
--- a/package/busybox/inittab
+++ b/package/busybox/inittab
@@ -18,6 +18,7 @@
 ::sysinit:/bin/mount -o remount,rw /
 ::sysinit:/bin/mkdir -p /dev/pts /dev/shm
 ::sysinit:/bin/mount -a
+::sysinit:/sbin/swapon -a
 null::sysinit:/bin/ln -sf /proc/self/fd /dev/fd
 null::sysinit:/bin/ln -sf /proc/self/fd/0 /dev/stdin
 null::sysinit:/bin/ln -sf /proc/self/fd/1 /dev/stdout

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