Originally Posted by poussis
However i have noticed that after i push the machine to the limit and check on the memory the swap space isnt used but the remaining hdd space is gobbled up. Is'nt swap space supposed to be the first option of virtual space used?
How are you determining this - df, free, something else ... ???.
Show us the evidence.
If your disk space is being burnt up, it's probably logs, although it'd be surprising if it disappeared at each boot. Try this as root to see where the space is being used; presuming it's something under "/" - it'll take a while
du / -xS --max-depth=1 | sort -nr | less