Manual page for SWAPON(8)
swapon - specify additional device for paging and swapping
specifies additional devices or files on which
paging and swapping are to take place.
The system begins by swapping and paging on only a single device
so that only one disk is required at bootstrap time. Calls to
normally occur in the system multi-user initialization file
making all swap devices available, so that the paging and swapping
activity is interleaved across several devices.
The second form gives individual block devices or files as given
in the system swap configuration table.
The call makes only this space
available to the system for swap allocation.
Note: ``swap files'' made with
can be used as
swap areas over
Make available all devices of type
option is the normal usage.
normal paging devices
There is no way to stop paging and swapping on a device.
It is therefore not possible to make use of devices which may be
dismounted during system operation.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97