Quick note on adding SWAP space to FreeBSD 10
I recently started playing with the cloud services that atlantic.net is providing which include FreeBSD 10.0.
I'm generally very happy with the service (a review coming at a later time) but one minor issue I had was the lack of swap space.
I tried following the instructions here but they didn't work for me.
A couple of minutes later a Google Search brought me here -- the following are the quick notes to get swap working:
1. Create a 128MB swap file:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/usr/swap0 bs=1m count=128
2. Add an entry to /etc/fstab:
echo 'md99 none swap sw,file=/usr/swap0,late 0 0' >> /etc/fstab
3. Turn swap on:
4. Check SWAP usage:
swapinfo -m Device 1M-blocks Used Avail Capacity /dev/md99 128 11 116 9%