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Including how to use the Linux 2.6 'swappiness' parameter to tweak the paging behavior of your system...
Linux has two forms of swap space: the swap partition and the swap file. The swap partition is an independent section of the hard disk used solely for swapping; no other files can reside there. The swap file is a special file in the filesystem that resides amongst your system and data files.

To see what swap space you have, use the command swapon -s.
 read more | score:6452 | -Ray, December 4, 2007
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