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Swapd

May 26, 2018

Daemon that watches free memory and manages swap files

“Swapd” is a daemon that watches free memory and manages swap files. If free memory drops too low, additional swap files are created. Additionally, if there is too much free memory, swap files are deactivated and disk space may be reclaimed.

“Linux swapd” http//sourceforge.net/projects/swapd/ didn’t work very well, but the idea was good. I started making a version that would work and would also be somewhat portable. It currently compiles on Linux and FreeBSD, but requires `libstatgrab’ http//www.i-scream.org/libstatgrab/ to work on platforms that don’t have /proc/meminfo i.e., platforms that aren’t Linux.

WWW http//www.rkeene.org/oss/swapd/