Manual page for SWAPTAB(5)
swaptab - static table of paging files
file contains entries for files that can be enabled for system
paging/swapping. This file is read automatically by the
command at system startup time. If you change this file, the
changes will not take effect until the system is rebooted.
An entry for a paging file consists of a line of the following form:
file [option[,option]...] [# comment]
is the pathname of the file to page into
is one of:
Enable this file as a "preferred" paging area. The system will
preferentially allocate space in this paging file over non-preferred
Do not enable this file when
Attempt to shrink the file down to the low water mark,
when paging resources are freed. If
equals zero, then the paging file does not shrink as resources
Do not grow the paging file above the high water mark,
is zero then the file will grow as large as needed.
Do not compress the swapfile. Normally, the swapfile is compressed, resulting in reduced disk usage and increased swapping performance (there is less to swap). This option will turn this feature off.
Anything preceded by a
/private/vm/swapfile lowat=20971520 # 20 Meg low water mark
Entries beginning with whitespace will be ignored.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97