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Old 04-01-2006, 05:29 AM   #1
hinetvenkat
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Swap file - identification


Dear People

How the see the list of Swap spaces in Linux.

Normal we can identify through mount command or fdisk command. but in solaris " swap -l ", this will show all swap device / swap files.

How about in linux. any command for identify the devices / files.

Kindly address this.

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Old 04-01-2006, 05:49 AM   #2
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You could check the output of dmesg. For example:
Code:
# dmesg |grep swap
Adding 594396k swap on /dev/sda3.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:594396k
Adding 594396k swap on /dev/sdb3.  Priority:-2 extents:1 across:594396k
The command free might be of some help also.
 
Old 04-01-2006, 01:59 PM   #3
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On Slackware, the swapon command uses the -s option:
Code:
$ /sbin/swapon -s
Filename                                Type            Size    Used    Priority
/dev/hda10                              partition       987956  194220  -1
Or, you can just check the /proc info:
Code:
$ cat /proc/swaps
Filename                                Type            Size    Used    Priority
/dev/hda10                              partition       987956  194220  -1
 
Old 04-01-2006, 05:29 PM   #4
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If procfs is mounted at /proc, type cat /proc/swaps.

In any distribution, typing swapon -s will give you the list of swaps. This command is not proprietary for Slackware.
 
  


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