using a file for swap space?

Sam Couter scouter at
Tue Apr 2 11:06:03 EST 2002

Peter Barker <pbarker at> wrote:
> (normally I wouldn't put the file in /, but for some reason I chose to do
> it here. /var/SWAP would be more sensible.)

If you want to be FHS compliant, then I don't think you can arbitrarily
create directories in /var. Somewhere like /var/cache/SWAP would
probably be more FHS compliant.

Not that it's all that important unless you're a Linux vendor. :)
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