VPS Swap Space

Discussion in 'Pre-Sales Questions' started by gator, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. gator

    gator New Member

    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?
  2. KH-Paul

    KH-Paul CTO Staff Member

    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.

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