gpart And VPS Disk: Disappearing swap Partition

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Thu Jan 18 22:39:33 UTC 2018

On Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:01:56 -0600
Tim Daneliuk <tundra at> wrote:

> I have Digital Ocean instance that has about 1G free on the disk.
> I want to use this to create a second swap partition.  I am able to
> run 'gpart add -t freebsd-swap ...' successfully.  That is, gpart show
> shows that new swap partition as present and I can swap it on.  HOWEVER,
> upon reboot, that partition disappears and the space shows as free again.
> What am I missing here?

	An entry in /etc/fstab something like this:

/dev/gpt/<gpt label>	none	swap	sw	0	0

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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