All about Linux swap space

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 3, 2007 3:49 PM EDT
Linux.com; By Gary Sims
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When your computer needs to run programs that are bigger than your available physical memory, most modern operating systems use a technique called swapping, in which chunks of memory are temporarily stored on the hard disk while other data is moved into physical memory space. Here are some techniques that may help you better manage swapping on Linux systems and get the best performance from the Linux swapping subsystem.

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