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All About Linux Swap Part 1: Introduction

Note: This article is the first in a multipart series introducing the Linux swap. Part 1 appears below and is intended to familiarize the reader with the concept of swapping, why it exists, and what it’s used for. Part 2 will highlight basic analysis and management techniques for handling swap space. Part 3 will discuss the current state of swap usage and present opinions about its implementation today.

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