Questions tagged [swap]
Linux divides its physical RAM (random access memory) into chucks of memory called pages. Swapping is the process whereby a page of memory is copied to the preconfigured space on the hard disk, called swap space, to free up that page of memory. The combined sizes of the physical memory(RAM) and the swap space is the amount of virtual memory available. Linux has two forms of swap space: the swap partition and the swap file.