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Questions tagged [swap]

Swap space is a virtual memory of RAM. It is used when the amount of RAM is full. Swap space can be a dedicated swap partition, a swap file, or a combination of swap partitions and swap files.

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If I swap out a Bitlocker encrypted SSD to another one, then reintroduce the original SSD in the PC, will it require Bitlocker-unlocking to use?

I am wondering if it would be possible to take out a Bitlocker encrypted SSD from a PC, put in another one and use the PC, then swap the original drive back without it having to be Bitlocker unlocked. ...
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How can I remove a swap partition on FreeNAS?

I have a FreeNAS 11.1-U6 installation for testing purposes. It has two 500GB SSDs and one 4TB USB drive. I installed FreeNAS to ada0 (the first 500GB SSD) and set up a volume on da0 (the 4TB drive) ...
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Programs using too much swap, unable to hibernate

I have a debian desktop with vm.swappiness set to 5. It has 8GB of ram, runs a very light window manager (i3), and has about 11GB of swap space. The only possibly resource intensive thing I run is ...
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Why is linux swap so slow

I am software developer, and every now and then I will accidentaly use up all the available RAM with one of my programs. The OS will helpfully swap-out everything else I may be using at the time (i.e. ...
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memory swap for a 128GB of ram job on 24GB of ram machine

Doing some work using machine learning I need to train a model for my language. Since they only provide english german and spanish they advise to take the wikipedia corpus and train the model with ...
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unexpected allocation request that exceeds 2GB error

I have a system with 32GB ram and 200GB of swap partition with Debian Linux (Jessie) and working with ABAQUS software to simulate complex phenomena. I've tested many test cases and they run without ...
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Is there any way to “Reset” or “Clear” windows paging file size which is managed by system?

Is there any way to "Reset" or "Clear" windows paging file size which is managed by system? In my case I have 16 gigs of ram installed and all paging file settings are set to auto. At some point in ...
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Change default swap disk in Centos7

We disabled older swap space (disk) that already mounted in /dev/mapper/centos-swap to increase size of the root(/). Then we create new swap file in /dev/sda3: # lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM ...
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Swap - One disk or multiple disks

Hi there internet hivemind! I have a EC2(t2-large) on AWS running Ubuntu. Due to high memory consumption I'm going to add about 8G of Swap. The machine has 4 disks, all of them with enough space. ...
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Linux without swap still starts thrashing

Debian 9.4, Linux 4.9 I sometimes compile something that hardly fits in the RAM, or a rouge process suddenly starts eating memory beyond what's available. When the process goes past the available RAM,...
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Confusion about swap space in HardenedBSD

I want to install HLint with cabal in HardenedBSD (cabal install HLint), but it's running some kind of memory error: cabal install HLint ... ghc: mmap 131072 bytes at 0x0: Operation not permitted I ...
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swapon failed: Invalid argument with ext4 swapfile and swap partition

I've tried enabling swap both on a swapfile (on ext4): # file /mnt/usb/swapfile /mnt/usb/swapfile: Linux/i386 swap file (new style), version 1 (4K pages), size 1023999 pages, no label, UUID=9dfaa27a-...
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Recovering a swap partition

I accidentally wrote data to my swap partition using dd. Both the swap partition and the intended medium for writing to are 16GB in size, and I got confused. My PC seems unable to use the swap ...
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Paging file and swap partition on a Ubuntu/Windows 7 dual boot

I'm planning hard drive partitions for my new laptop and I had a curious idea: Can the same partition be used to house both the paging file (windows) and the swap space (linux)? The reasoning ...
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Shrink swap partition significantly on SSD (Linux)

I allocated a huge amount of swap space (127G) for a system with 128G ram. I want to reclaim most of that space and make it available to my Linux file system. This is what GParted currently looks like:...

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