Thursday, December 6, 2007


When it comes to memory management in operating systems, the buzz words you hear are swapping and paging. You will learn why this swapping and paging is important in your OS introduction course, or may be you hear it from some friend or read about it in a article. When you become more mature in operating systems you will learn about algorithms and various approaches used in memory management. When it comes to installing Linux you will always have to create a swap partition (I think most of the Linux distribution need swap), or if you use guided partitioning installer will automatically create partitions for you. In the following article published in Linux.com you will found most of the details about Linux swap and purpose of the swap space.

All about Linux swap space [Linux.com]