Ubuntu not using the swap partition

Ioannis Vranos ivranos at freemail.gr
Wed Mar 26 02:55:23 UTC 2008

Bob McConnell wrote:
> What does free tell you? The swap partition shows up under memory usage 
> not disk usage.

john at john-desktop:~$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       1035616     487784     547832          0       9812     269948
-/+ buffers/cache:     208024     827592
Swap:       971924      77968     893956
john at john-desktop:~$

Well, previously I used CentOS & Scientific Linux, and "df" showed the
swap partition there. It looks like this isn't the case with Ubuntu Linux.

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