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Re: Specify swap device priority in fstab?

On Wed, Jun 05, 2024 at 06:38:04 -0700, Paul Goyette wrote:

> Yup, that works, even when using ``sw,dp,priority=100'' (ie, the
> dp portion can intervene and it still works).
> Thanks - the obvious answer is the hardest to find!

A sign that fstab(5) could use some clarifications. :) One can sort of
make the necessary inferences, but explicit text (and examples) are

Can someone, please, tweak fstab(5) to explicitly say that some
options from the options column are processed by the mount(8) frontend
itself and the rest is passed to the appropriate mount program (where
swapctl(8) is the "mount" program for swaps) via -o.  We already have
the text that explains fs_type, though that could use a bit of
copyediting too.

Don't worry about the markup too much, I'll clean it up if necessary.


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