Analyzing cases for and against setting swap space on cloud instances

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Analyzing cases for and against setting swap space on cloud instances

To swap or not to swap? That is the cloud question.
Major Hayden
Tue, 5/18/2021 at 2:28pm

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If you want to start an argument with a Linux user, ask about swap memory. Some praise it as a cushion or as a safety net while others disparage it as a crutch and a destroyer of system performance. Born in the 1960s, swap memory has evolved over the years on Linux to serve two essential functions:

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