Re: swapping

Michael Bruck (
Sun, 01 Dec 1996 08:27:20 +0100

At 02:01 01.12.1996 -0500, Chris Salinardi wrote:
>Does anyone know where I can find a program that
>will swap to a file instead of just partitions?

This is from man mkswap

To setup a swap file, it is necessary to create that file
before running mkswap. A sequence of commands similar to
the following is reasonable for this purpose:

# dd if=/dev/zero of=swapfile bs=1024 count=8192
# mkswap swapfile 8192
# sync
# swapon swapfile

Note that a swap file must not contain any holes (so,
using cp(1) to create the file is not acceptable).