Reasons to (not) setup swap on GNU/Linux

Disclaimer: this article does not pretend to be a complete picture of using swap on UNIX. Most of the time, recent GNU/Linux distributions insist on creating a swap area. Swap is generally used to temporarily store memory used by running(/sleeping)…

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HOWTO Enable temporary swap file on GNU/Linux

GNU/Linux supports swapping to a file on any filesystem, with reasonable performance impact since kernel 2.4. This might be useful whenever needing a temporary increase in available memory, I’m writing this article with that goal in mind. Create a zero-filled…

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