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All About Linux Swap Space

Dec 05, 2007, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gary Sims)

"When your computer needs to run programs that are bigger than your available physical memory, most modern operating systems use a technique called swapping, in which chunks of memory are temporarily stored on the hard disk while other data is moved into physical memory space. Here are some techniques that may help you better manage swapping on Linux systems and get the best performance from the Linux swapping subsystem.

"Linux divides its physical RAM (random access memory) into chucks of memory called pages..."

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