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Add extra SWAP in Linux

If, by any chance, you happen to run out of SWAP space in Linux and you desperately need it, you can use a temporary file to supplement: dd if=/dev/zero of=/swap1.swp bs=1024 count=512K mkswap /swaptemp.swp swapon /swaptemp.swp Now verify if the image file was successfully mounted: cat /proc/swaps

Get rid of SWAP in Linux

If for whatever reason you wish not to use your Linux SWAP anymore, you can use the swapoff command. Do a swapon -s to see to which partition SWAP belongs to then a free -mt to check available memory. If you still want to give up your SWAP, try a swapoff /dev/hdxx where /dev/hdxx is… Read More »