How To Create a Linux Swap File

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  1. oldgaro says:


    I’d like to add another detail. In this line one may choose to use other units to make things more simple:

    # dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile1 bs=1024 count=524288

    You can turn it into:

    # dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile1 bs=1M count=512

    This means that the block size is 1 MB, so count=512 means “I need 512 megs”, there is no need to do any other calculations.

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