SWAPON(8) SWAPON(8) NAME swapon - specify paging/swapping device SYNOPSIS /etc/swapon -a /etc/swapon name ... DESCRIPTION Swapon is used to specify additional devices on which paging and swapping are to take place. The system begins by swap- ping and paging on a single device so that only one disk is required at bootstrap time. Calls to swapon normally occur in the system multi-user initialization file rc(8) making all swap devices available, so that the paging and swapping activity is interleaved across several devices. Normally, the -a argument is given, causing all devices marked as ``sw'' swap devices in /etc/fstab to be made available. The second form gives individual block devices as given in the system swap configuration table. The call makes only this space available to the system for swap allocation. SEE ALSO init(8) FILES /dev/ra?1 normal paging devices BUGS There is no way to stop paging and swapping on a device. It is therefore not possible to make use of devices which may be dismounted during system operation.