VPS Swap Space


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How is normal Linux swap space handled in a VPS. If the memory usage spikes momentarily to the maximum does the host OS start killing random processes or is some amount swap space temporarily allocated to keep the server from crashing?

Is it possible to create your own swap file and use 'swapon' to page to a disk file in these short term situations?
Hi Gator,

There is no per-VPS swap with Virtuozzo VPS. Once you exceed memory limit processes will start to be killed to get the memory usage below the limit.