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Best way to disable the Swap File on Raspbian #20

MrChrisJ opened this Issue Feb 24, 2016 · 1 comment


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MrChrisJ commented Feb 24, 2016

Ok so one issue I am having is the how to disable and re-enable the Swapfile on the Raspbian Jessie OS. So far the best source I found was from the first comment on this post:

To disable:

sudo chmod -x /etc/init.d/dphys-swapfile
sudo swapoff -a
sudo rm /var/swap

Then to re-enable it looks like all you have to do is:

sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/dphys-swapfile
sudo nano /etc/dphys-swapfile
sudo dphys-swapfile setup

Anybody know of better ways? I want to add this to the video I am making. The draft is here:

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marrem commented Dec 1, 2016

Since jessie is systemd, one might also use:

sudo systemctl disable dphys-swapfile

Check with

sudo systemctl status dphys-swapfile 

Reboot and check again ....

MrChrisJ pushed a commit that referenced this issue Mar 22, 2017

Chris Ellis
New bash scripts
Updated Scripts folder. Thanks to @marrem for comments on handling swap
file with systemd on Issue #20
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