I have created 14GB swap file in Amazon EC2 server but the swap file which I created is not being used by the server. The status is showing like this:
$ free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 7687 7650 36 0 255 3834 -/+ buffers/cache: 3560 4126 Swap: 14335 0 14335
These are the steps I used to create the swap file on the server:
# dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile1 bs=1M count=14336 # mkswap /swapfile1 # swapon /swapfile1
Can someone tell me why the swap file is not being used?