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swapd.conf(5)		      File Formats Manual		 swapd.conf(5)

NAME
       swapd.conf - swapd configuration	file

DESCRIPTION
       The  file  swapd.conf is	read from swapd(8) at startup.	The configura-
       tion file is in white space delimited format.  An example configuration
       file might look something like this:
	    minfree 10m
	    maxfree 0
	    swapsize 32m
	    swapdir /var/tmp
	    maxunusedswaps 5
	    delay 30
	    include_cache yes

       Explanation of configuration elements:

       minfree
	      Specify  the lower boundary of free memory, below	this amount of
	      free memory additional swap  files  are  created	until  atleast
	      thismuch	memory	is  free.   This is the	same as	the -m command
	      line option.

       maxfree
	      Specify the upper	boundary of free memory, above this amount  of
	      free memory swap files are deactivated and may be	deleted	to re-
	      claim disk space.	 A value of zero (0) is	the default and	recom-
	      mended value.  This is the same as the -M	command	line option.

       swapsize
	      Specify  the size	of each	swap file.  This is the	same as	the -s
	      command line option.

       swapdir
	      Specify the directory where swap files will be created.  This is
	      the same as the -d command line option.

       maxunusedswaps
	      Specify  the  number  of unused swaps that can exist before swap
	      files start being	deleted.  This is the same as the  -u  command
	      line option.

       include_cache
	      Specifies	 whether  or  not  to  include	memory marked as being
	      "Cached" as part of the FREE memory  pool.   This	 is  generally
	      correct  because cached memory is	still available	for allocation
	      if needed.

       delay
	      Specifies	how often to check the free memory status.  The	 value
	      specified	 is  in	seconds.  Checking more	frequently means swapd
	      can respond to low memory	conditions faster,  but	 may  also  be
	      overzealous  in  activating swap files if	the memory allocations
	      are short	lived.

FILES
       ${prefix}/etc/swapd.conf

SEE ALSO
       swapd(8)

AUTHOR
       Roy Keene _swapd@rkeene.org_

swapd 1.0.5			  16 Oct 2004			 swapd.conf(5)

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