[CentOS] Re: changing swap size
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Mar 29 17:24:02 UTC 2007
John Summerfield spake the following on 3/28/2007 5:49 PM:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> Stewart Walker spake the following on 3/28/2007 2:29 PM:
>>> Is it possible to change the swap size with out re-installing the
>>> Looking at the dd command but don't really know what to expect.
>>> Many thanks for your help
>> If you have the space available, you can add, remove, or change the
>> swap on
>> demand. If you have unpartitioned space you could add a partition as
>> large as
>> you want, with type 82 (linux swap), use mkswap to format it, and
>> swapon the
>> partition. Then you could swapoff the old one and use the space for
>> else. Then adjust /etc/fstab to reflect the new info.
>> You might be able to resize a swap partition from a rescue disk with
> I don't know what advantage swap partitions have over swap files.
> Swap files can be created and added as any time.
Just another option as someone else posted swap file specific commands.
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