Swap Space


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I am still on the old UBC plans and am not sure about switching to SLM. The thing that makes me very nervous is that processes are killed when RAM exceeds the limit. That idea just doesn't sit well with me and scares me about what might get killed.

So with SLM is it possible to create a swap file and mount it as swap space. I'd rather a process slow down and get paged to a swap file than to be killed. I know UBC didn't allow this but is it different with SLM?

In case I wasn't clear how I want to add swap space, I would use some of the available disk space and enter the following commands:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=65536
mkswap /swapfile
swapon /swapfile