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Old 07-18-2005, 06:42 AM   #1
gaganvyas
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Question swap file system


Hi,

I am new LINUX user and may sound stupid (may be asking something very stupid). But can someone explain me what kind of filesystem is swap.

When i issue cat fstab at /etc i can see /dev/hda10 as swap file system.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 07:10 AM   #2
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In a nutshell swap is basically the same thing as windows virtual memory. Processes and data are swapped from memory to disk as required but linux uses a partition instead of a file.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 07:15 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot michael
 
  


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