swapspace - dynamic swap space manager

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: swapspace
Package version: 1.10
Package release: 4ubuntu3
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 118 B
Download size: 29.08 KB
Official Mirror: archive.ubuntu.com
Small, stable system add-on that continuously and automatically adapts available virtual memory space to your actual memory needs. Claims disk space for use as swap space when needed; frees it up for use by the filesystem when not needed.



  • swapd


    Source package: swapspace

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install swapspace deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install swapspace


    • /etc/swapspace.conf
    • /etc/init.d/swapspace
    • /usr/sbin/swapspace
    • /usr/share/doc/swapspace/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/swapspace/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/swapspace/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man8/swapspace.8.gz


    2012-10-04 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com> swapspace (1.10-4ubuntu3) quantal; urgency=low * Remove bogus match-anything target in debian/rules, incorrectly detected as indicating build-arch support. Add required binary-indep target.

    2011-12-02 - Adam Conrad <adconrad@0c3.net> swapspace (1.10-4ubuntu2) precise; urgency=low * No-change rebuild to drop spurious libsfgcc1 dependency on armhf.

    2009-02-23 - Devid Antonio Filoni <d.filoni@ubuntu.com> swapspace (1.10-4ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low * Add debian/patches/101-ubuntu-toolchain.patch, fix FTBFS caused by -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 compiler flag enabled in Ubuntu.

    2008-09-17 - Eugene V. Lyubimkin <jackyf.devel@gmail.com> swapspace (1.10-4) unstable; urgency=low * New maintainer. (Closes: #499116) * debian/rules: - Converted to debhelper v7. - Some cleanup. - Turned off verbose building mode. - Moved dh_installman parameter to debian/manpages. - Added quilt makefile. - Made 'nostrip' and 'noopt' in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS really working. * debian/control: - Added build-dependency on quilt. - Bumped debhelper dependency to (>= 7). - Bumped 'Standards-Version' to 3.8.0. - Added dependency on lsb-base (>= 3.2-14) for status_of_proc in initscript. - Short descriptions now starts with the non-capital letter. - As package conflicts with swapd that is optional, swapspace went to extra (by policy). * debian/copyright: - Renewed download place. * debian/swapspace.init: - Implemented 'status' option as required by LSB. - Replaces 'echo's by proper LSB functions lsb_daemon_msg, lsb_end_msg. - Removed displayed by swapspace daemon output as it breaks LSB script output. - Added '--oknodo' option to STARTCMD to make 'start' return 0 when daemon is already running. * debian/patches: - Started to use quilt patching system. - Converted useful stuff from diff.gz to 100-makefile-debian-flags.patch. - 100-makefile-debian-flags.patch: corrected to use Debian-specified build flags. * debian/watch: - Added. * debian/compat: - Bumped to 7.

    2008-04-17 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org> swapspace (1.10-3) unstable; urgency=low * Fixed FTBFS: cc1: error: unrecognized command line option. Closes: #475988

    2008-04-05 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org> swapspace (1.10-2) unstable; urgency=low * NMU acknowledgement. Closes: #468748, #438078 * Updated homepage. Closes: #474100 * Fixed the following lintian messages: - swapspace source: debian-rules-ignores-make-clean-error line 44 - swapspace source: out-of-date-standards-version 3.7.2 (current is 3.7.3) - swapspace: description-contains-homepage

    2008-04-04 - Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@debian.org> swapspace (1.10-1.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload to solve release goal. * Add LSB dependency header to init.d scripts (Closes: #468748). * Make sure package build properly with DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nostrip (Closes: #438078).

    2006-08-16 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org> swapspace (1.10-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. - Fixed "dies when memory low". Closes: #383214.

    2006-08-14 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org> swapspace (1.8-2) unstable; urgency=low * Applied patch from upstream author to deal with the format of /proc/meminfo when it doesn't end with a unit, like "kB". Closes: #377449.

    2006-07-22 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org> swapspace (1.8-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release.