Unix systems, and other Unix-like operating systems, use the term "swap" to describe both the act of moving memory pages between RAM and disk, and the region of a disk the pages are stored on. In some of those systems, it is common to use a separate whole partition of a hard disk for swapping. These ...

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Slow shutdown caused by cryptswap

After upgrading to 15.04 my computer takes a very long time to power off. Hitting escape during shutdown shows messages like so: (1 of 6) A stop job is running for ...
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Is it possible to suspend applications?

The main idea is to add a "suspend" button to the title(behind the "quit" cross button) of the application window that will copy the memory taken by application to swap/local storage with pid ...
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Swap being used and performance sluggish even though I have 8 gig of RAM?

I have read Why is swap being used even though I have plenty of free RAM? the thread, which was very helpful, however I have 8 gigs of ram installed, (mentioned in the thread as masses of ram), and am ...
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Force push process to swap

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on Chromebook. There is couple semi-unneed processes like Google Chrome running in background which I can't just mask via 'chmod -x' or kill since they respawn again (anyway, ...
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Swap is still being used heavily although swappines has been set to 5

I run ubuntu on 4 Gb of RAM, and found the system still using 20% of Swap although the RAM is only 57% full and swappiness set to 5. The result of cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness is 5. Is this is ...
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15.04 Swap won't “stay decrypted” (both Disk and Home Directory encrypted)

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04. During installation, I enabled both full disk encryption and home directory encryption. I then proceeded to install several applications. While installing these with ...
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Chromium build fails due to `out of memory` allocation

I am trying to build chromium content_shell. But it fails at the last linking stage because of out of memory. Error Log: [1/1] LINK content_shell ... /usr/bin/ld: out of memory allocating ...
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huge cached memory, mostly freez system :(

I have a problem with system memory cache, i think it is bigger than normals. after 5-10 minute of usage, system become unusable and i must restart my "Asus X451-CA" laptop. this command ran upon user ...
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Very slow start up

I am using the following release: LSB Version: ...
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Why is the default Ubuntu swappiness 60?

What is the reasoning for Ubuntu's default swappiness being 60?
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Ubuntu crashes with high memory use without swapping

I'm running some memory intensive calculations on Ubuntu 13.04. I have 8 GB of RAM, and a swap partition with the same amount of memory. The hard disk and swap partition are encrypted. › free -m ...
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How to swap left Alt with left Win and use left Alt as 3rd level chooser?

How can i do such things as swap left Alt with left Win and use left Alt as 3rd level chooser? If I use both the swapping does not take effect but my Alt key is 3rd level chooser and Win key opens ...
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13.04 Swap partition not found

I just installed 13.04 a few days ago. I didn't read the install screens all that carefully and apparently picked the default partition scheme. Now I am trying to build the Thunderbird source and ...
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13.04 :: setting up hibernate + encryped swap under full disk encryption

So I recently installed 13.04 and chose full disk encryption (I didn't bother to encrypt home too - seemed pointless), and I'm wanting to encrypt my swap drive, and also enable hibernate so I can be ...
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How to Install Ubuntu Server without swap?

I have a 256GB solid state drive on which I plan on installing Xen and a few VMs. For the host (dom0), I want to use Ubuntu Server 16.04 and have it take up as little space as reasonably possible. ...
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Adding swap takes 90 seconds?

Adding SWAP takes 90 seconds on my Lubuntu 14.04 machine. I dont know why this happens, it makes my computer boot very slowly. How can I resolve this? My RAM is 2 GB, HD is 250 GB with only one ...
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Hard freezes when RAM is exceeding

I have 8GB RAM, when memory is exceeded (chrome + vbox + something else): hard mouse freezes permanently lit SSD led in 90% of cases I can't login in tty, system without any response, necessary to ...
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How can you setup encrypted swap with swapspace?

Command swapspace can be used to have dynamically sized swap memory, but how do you setup encryption with it?
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Unable to enable swap in Ubuntu MATE 15.10

I recently installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu MATE 15.10. I chose to encrypt my Home folder, upon using the system I noticed my swap partition was not enabled. I checked my /etc/fstab and saw it had ...
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Error when hibernating : “PM: Swap header not found”

I am using Ubuntu 15.10. My swap partition: $ swapon -s Filename Type Size Used Priority /dev/sda2 partition 3144700 2460 -1 and in ...
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Install Ubuntu with full disk encryption - /dev/mapper/vg-root does not exist

I want to install Ubuntu with full disk encryption without swap. Therefore I've followed: Install Ubuntu 15.04 with full disk encryption, but without swap partition It didn't work, thus I've also ...
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swap partition crashes 14.04/12.04

Hardware: Acer Aspire ACX-603-UR10 8 GB RAM Blue WD010EZEX 1 TB HDD -- or -- Green WD30EXRX 3 TB HDD -- or -- Samsung HM251JI 250 GB HDD Seagate ST3160815AS 160 BG HDD (Windows 8.1/now upgraded to ...
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Extremely slow OS. Swap related?

I really hope you can help me. An inexperienced sysadmin, installed Ubuntu on a new Dell Desktop, it's a pretty powerful machine, and I ran a bunch of hardware tests, and can confirm that RAM/HDD and ...
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Booting failed after enabling swap and installing uswsusp

After reinstalling Ubuntu 15.04, my swap partition was not active which is why Ubuntu did not hibernate. I followed steps given in this answer . I edited /etc/fstab/ by typing sudo nano /etc/fstab in ...
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Swap is super slow on Xubuntu

Swap is somehow super slow on xubuntu. I have 8GB ram running vivid 15.04 Xubuntu. When ram usage reaches around 7+gb ... the hdd light goes crazy (actually, it just stays on) and stuffs get dumped ...
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How to swap Caps with Left Control and change layouts using Caps Lock+Swith (grp:shift_caps_switch)

I already tried a lot of methods for changing this and none of those worked. I used xmodmap and setxkbkey but it both ways there's always problem with setting it. However, using those methods don't ...
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Why does my Eee PC try to mount the extended /swap partition?

In PCManFM on the left side there is a volume called "1,0 KB Volume". When I click on it, it shows an error message that it can't mount /dev/sda2, but /dev/sda2 is extended partition with the swap ...
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default ubuntustudio 15.04 install crypto passphrase works fine except for swap

I did a fresh install of ubuntustudio 15.04 (64b), with activated encryption. I sometime get a request to provide a passphrase for ubuntu--studio--vg-swap_1, for example if I execute sudo service ...
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the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present is showing

On a new elementary os installation the swap is not available. I tried all the remedies offered here: What to do about "the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not ...
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Docker warning on cgroup swap limit, memory.use_hierarchy

I am getting this warning from 'sudo docker -d': WARNING: Your kernel does not support cgroup swap limit. even after following the steps (as in this link): modify below lines in ...
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Increasing Swap file

I looked at various Q's all ready asked, but did not see my problem. I am trying to increase my swap by using GParted Partition Editor as in How to increase swap space? I try to resize/move, but it ...
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How do you move a LVM crypto swap partition from sda to sdb?

I have LVM configured for an encrypted home folder. Naturally this implies that swap falls into the crypto catagory. I have installed a second disk with a swap partition already ready to go and ready ...
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Lot's of swap is in use but ram has plenty of free space

To fix the issue(system freeze when copy large file) i changed the scheduler from cfq to deadline. I am not sure that scheduler affect the swap uses or not. I have 8 GB of ram, 2.0 GHz corei7 ...
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TuxOnIce hibernate error “seeking to free XXXXMB of memory” on Ubuntu 14.04

My desktop PC did not support for hibernate on Ubuntu 14.04. Therefore, I installed TuxOnIce (kernale 3.13.0-36-generic-tuxonice) to enable hibernate feature. Now, the hibernate feature works fine on ...
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The Ubuntu installation does not create swap partition

The Ubuntu installation does not create swap partition. This issue happen with both 12.04.2 and 13.04. I tested it with two diferents pc and with a virtual machine in virtual box into Ubuntu. I tried ...
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Encrypted swap no longer being activated at boot after removing and re-adding it

I have a Ubuntu 13.04 system using encryption for /, /home, and swap. This used to work flawlessly, but then I needed to resize the swap partition. After doing that, and manually trying to set it up, ...
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'hibernate' doesn't work on xubuntu 12.04

I've just installed Xubuntu on my laptop. All works fine except that hibernating doesn't work. I (successfully) resized the swap partition with GParted but it's still the same. When restarting the ...
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how to set swap space of double the ram during installation?

I am having serious problems with my administrator password which I am still dealing with with not much help from here, anyway, after I am done with this I plan to reinstall 14.04 LTS (since the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Clear Swap when RAM is full

I am running a python program that, for some reason, goes crazy once in a while. I am then forced to kill the program but the RAM and Swap used by the program is not released. This causes the hanging ...
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Swap priority gets set to -1 on each boot

I have a swap partition of size 7.9 GB. When I use the command free, it shows this: NAME TYPE SIZE USED PRIO /dev/sda7 partition 7.9G 0B -1 The swap partition is not being used and ...
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Swap partition is not mounted by default at boot in ubuntu 16.04 after resizing partitions

I resized my ubuntu partition using gparted from a live cd. I first turned off swap, then deleted it. Then I resized the partition and created a new swap and turned swap on and rebooted. After that, ...
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ubuntu system partition is running out of space and the swap partition is 16GB

This is the output of lsblk on my server: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 64G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 ...
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Is it beneficial in any way to have two swap partitions on the same extended partition with the same priority?

I read somewhere that I can speed up the swap process if I make more than one swap partition with the same priority on different drives. I was wondering if splitting the swap partition I have on my ...
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Swap on video ram

I'd like to create Swap on video ram. I don't use my additional graphic card. Is a way to do this in Ubuntu ? https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/swap_on_video_ram
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Why goes nothing change when i add Swap on terminal

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 and I want to grow my swap partition from 4G to 8G. I followed this guide and after running the following command it appears that I have 8G: ...
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>4GB Free and Merely Closing Tabs Causes Chrome to Thrash Disk

The red light stays on, I can't click on even the launcher bar, occasionally the windows "grey out" and all because I'm merely trying to close Chrome tabs? With most of my 8GB RAM free according to ...
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swap problems on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10

Why does this happen on the output of systemctl status dev-sda4.swap -l: dev-sda4.swap - Swap Partition Loaded: loaded (/run/systemd/generator.late/dev-sda4.swap) Active: failed (Result: ...
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Swap Partition Causing Lock ups/Freezes

I recently added a swap partition and it functions properly. However, I have noticed that whenever I run programs that use a lot of memory (use most of my ram and 1 gb of my swap), my GUI locks up, my ...
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Does Ubuntu limit svn process memory if ulimit returns unlimited?

I am trying to commit a file using svn it crashes with an Out of memory error. I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 and have 6G memory, 6G swap partition and 12G swap file. I am able to use svn to commit ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck in black screen for a minute before booting. According to dmesg, mounting swap partition is delaying the boot process

Ubuntu is taking at least a minute to boot. I checked the dmesg output and it seems that mounting swap takes a long time. I can't seem to figure out why this is happening? Dmesg output is as ...