Swap Space on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by htorbov, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. htorbov macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    I have Macbook Air with OS X 10.7.
    I just learned that OS X have Swap Space.

    Is it the same as on Linux?
    How to see how much is it and can I extend it, for let's say 16GB?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    There is swap space in OS X and it is managed dynamically by the OS as needed. I don't believe there is a way or really any point in trying to set it to a fixed size.

    You can see the swap file at the folder below. Just open Finder then click the Go menu then Go to Folder... then paste this path in.


    Code:
    /private/var/vm/
     
  3. htorbov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    That's perfect, thanks alot! It's even better than Linux, since there you have to manually set a maximum swap. Now all I have to do is to buy SSD.
     

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