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ANy ideas how to address this issue ....I am on ubuntu 10.04 on amazon ec2 here is the image

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A little more info would help :) –  Antoine Benkemoun Jul 28 '11 at 15:26
    
what is it i can provide...I have ssh access –  Matt Jul 28 '11 at 15:28
    
You saw it from where? Nagios's check_swap plugin? –  quanta Jul 28 '11 at 15:40
    
its in the image in my question –  Matt Jul 28 '11 at 15:44
    
yes it was from the plugin –  Matt Jul 28 '11 at 15:44
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

To me that's just a bug or fake warning from the interface you are looking at. It says that the problem is critical because you have no swap space available and ironically it says that 100% is free because 0% is used; BUT the fact is that it seems that you haven't swap at all.

Do you really need swap? if not, you can ignore that warning.

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I probably dont need it but what is it to begin with and do most sites use it –  Matt Jul 28 '11 at 15:43
    
nevermind i found this serverfault.com/questions/48486/what-is-swap-memory –  Matt Jul 28 '11 at 15:47
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