I recently added 1 GB of swap to my Ubuntu server to prevent MySQL crashes on RAM overloading. I followed this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-configure-virtual-memory-swap-file-on-a-vps.
I use htop to monitor resources. When I use loadimpact to test my server it crashes when no more RAM is available, but not a single byte of swap is used…
I got the current setting now:
Filename Type Size Used Priority /var/swap.img file 1023996 0 100
total used free shared buffers cached
[…] Swap: 999 0 999
/etc/fstab contains: LABEL=DOROOT / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 /var/swap.img none swap defaults,pri=100 0 0
Last note: when I used the tutorial I get the following msg executing “swapon -p 100 /var/swap.img” : swapon: /var/swap.img: swapon failed: Device or resource busy
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