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Does anyone know if swap memory from a Xen container uses actual RAM from the node, or does it use disk space on the node?

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It uses disk. Because of the silly 30 char limit, I'll add that you can easily find this out by looking at your Xen configuration and partition layout.

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Okay, thanks. I'm not the one setting up the actual containers, as a friend is doing it. –  Blake Apr 16 '12 at 15:32
    
No worries. Keep in mind though, faking swap with ram would completely defeat its point. You might as well give the server extra ram and no swap instead. –  gparent Apr 16 '12 at 16:15

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