Full Swap File.

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sat Feb 10 11:05:38 UTC 2007

Grant Peel wrote:
> Hi all,
> Today while I was out, one of our sytems slowed to a crawl.
> /var/log/messages shows the swapfile filled to capacity.
> I will be doubling RAM (to 1 GIG and the swap partition to 2 GIG) in the very new future.
> DOes anyone know if there is a method for tracing what process would have filled the swapfile?

Not after the fact, but while it's all happening you can use 'top -osize'
to see the biggest processes you've got running.



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