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15.2.2. Removing an LVM2 Logical Volume for Swap

To remove a swap volume group (assuming /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02 is the swap volume you want to remove):

Procedure 15.4. Remove a swap volume group

  1. Disable swapping for the associated logical volume:
    # swapoff -v /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02
  2. Remove the LVM2 logical volume of size 512 MB:
    # lvremove /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02
  3. Remove the following entry from the /etc/fstab file:
    /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02 swap swap defaults 0 0
To test if the logical volume size was successfully removed, use cat /proc/swaps or free to inspect the swap space.