date: 2007-03-27 11:38:56+00:00

SWAP space under RHEL/CentOS

categories: - RHCE

Adding a 250 MB swap file to the system

Create an empty 250M file : dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=256000

Create the swap on the newly created file : mkswap /swapfile

Enable the new swap file : swapon /swapfile

Edit fstab and add : /swapfile swap swap defaults 0 0

**Verify if the new swap space is enabled : ** cat /proc/swaps free -m

A good idea is to have your swap partition as an LVM volume.. So you can always resize it if your needs are growing.