Manpage of getswap
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getswap - find swapspace in Windows pagefiles and swap partitions and use it as tempspace
It will remount /dev/shm and make more shared memory available (in e.g. /tmp/)
Sometimes you have too little RAM, so a swapdisk is a reasonable alternative to gain memory.
getswap -s <SIZE in % of total memory> -d -f
-s SIZE: this parameter allows you to tweak how much of the ram will be made available for /dev/shm (=/tmp in TRK). Sometimes you need a huge amount of tempspace. With this parameter you can specify the size in percentage of the total amount of memory (RAM+swap).
Default figure is 50%.
-d: disable swap usage and return to original memory situation if possible
-f: force disabling even if too much tempspace is used. Will not work if the tempspace is more than 100% of the amount of RAM. Will fail at even less.
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Time: 00:35:40 GMT, August 11, 2010