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Oracle Linux: Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) on Swap Space (Doc ID 225451.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 25, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


This FAQ document identifies the most frequently reported how-to questions about swap space on Oracle Linux. The articles below do not include bugs/patches or troubleshooting.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 How do I find out how much swap space is configured on my linux?
 What is the recommended swap size system requirement?
 For OL7, RHCK7, or RHEL7:
 What is swap space?
 What the difference between swapping and paging?
 How can I enable swap ?
 What's a swap partition?
 What's a swap file?
 What's the maximum swap size?
 Is it possible to resize a swap partition?
 How to add swap space?
 How to add a swap partition?
 How to add a swap file?
 How to remove swap partition?
 How to remove swap file?
 How to get paging information? 
 How to get swap information? 

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