Compiling Swap space

John Levine johnl at
Tue Feb 27 05:23:48 UTC 2018

In article <20180227040015.7d2fb579.freebsd at> you write:
>On Mon, 26 Feb 2018 19:46:34 -0700, The Doctor wrote:
>> I notice the default swap is 4G.  
>> How can that be increased to 32G or 64G?
>By repartitioning your drive.

You can also use mdconfig to make an md device backed by a file and
swap on that.  That's slower than a swap partition since it has to
find the blocks using the filesystem, but you don't have to
repartition, just make a big file for it to swap to.

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