The swap resource from this cookbook is now shipping as part of Chef 14. With the inclusion of this resource into Chef itself we are now deprecating this cookbook. It will continue to function for Chef 13 users, but will not be updated.
This cookbook provides resource for easily creating and managing swap files.
- Debian / Ubuntu derivatives
- RHEL and derivatives
- openSUSE / SUSE Linux Enterprises
- Chef 12.7+
Add a new swap:
swap_file '/mnt/swap' do size 1024 # MBs end
Or remove an existing one:
swap_file '/mnt/swap' do action :remove end
|path||The path to put the swap file on the system||/mnt/swap|
|size||The size (in MBs) for the swap file||2048|
|persist||Persist the swapon||true||false|
|timeout||Timeout for dd/fallocate||600||600|
If you're using berkshelf, add
swap to your
Otherwise, install the cookbook from the community site:
knife cookbook site install swap
Have any other cookbooks depend on this cookbook by adding it to the
Now you can use the LWRP in your cookbook!
Assert that the Chef run creates swap_file.
expect(chef_run).to create_swap_file(path).with( :size => 1024 )
Assert that the Chef run removes swap_file.
- Fork the project
- Create a feature branch corresponding to you change
- Commit and test thoroughly
- Create a Pull Request on github
- ensure you add a detailed description of your changes
License & Authors
- Author:: Seth Vargo (email@example.com)
Copyright 2012-2016, Seth Vargo Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.