Chapter NINE. Swap and Dump Space
9.1 Swap Space, Paging, and Virtual Memory Management
9.2 How Much Swap Space Do I Need?
9.3 Configuring Additional Swap Devices
9.4 When Dump Space Is Used
9.5 Including Page Classes in the Crashdump Configuration
9.6 Configuring Additional Dump Space
9.7 The savecrash Process
9.8 Dump and Swap Space in the Same Volume
In Chapter 8, we looked at a major use of volumes, i.e., filesystems. In this chapter, we look at the two other main uses of disk and volumes: swap and dump space. Arguably, there is a fourth use—raw volumes—but in those scenarios the volumes are under the control of some third-party application and are, therefore, outside this discussion.
An age-old problem is how much swap space to configure. ...