Managing swap space
Real memory on your system often fills with system processes or
with temporary files (memfs).
When this happens, the system must swap (move) idle
processes to disk so that memory can be used for active processes.
Swap space is typically located within one or more slices in your UNIX
The amount of swap space required for your system varies
depending on how you use your system.
If you use your system to run
many processes, especially graphical processes,
you might need more swap space.
Also, if you add more RAM to your system after the
initial system installation, you might want to increase
the amount of available swap space.
Determining swap usage
Considerations for large files
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004