It's been a long time since I've played with Linux. So, I'm learning again. The old way was to create a swap file with
swapon. I came across a nice article today on the modern way to do it. (yes, I'm starting to feel old). Mostly, it's the same, but a few new ways of tuning things.
In case you are interested, the
echo lines are so I can see what I'm about to add when editing. After I move to the right place in the file, I paste again. It's just my way. Also makes it easier to see what I did when I dump my
Here is my
history on how to add a 250GB swap partition.
sudo fallocate -l 250M /swapfile ls -l /swapfile sudo chmod 600 /swapfile sudo mkswap /swapfile sudo swapon /swapfile sudo swapon -s free -m echo /swapfile none swap sw 0 0 sudo -e /etc/fstab cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness sudo sysctl vm.swappiness=10 cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness echo vm.swappiness=10 sudo -e /etc/sysctl.conf cat /proc/sys/vm/vfs_cache_pressure sudo sysctl vm.vfs_cache_pressure=50 echo vm.vfs_cache_pressure = 50 sudo -e /etc/sysctl.conf