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SYSTEMD.SWAP(5)			 systemd.swap		       SYSTEMD.SWAP(5)

       systemd.swap - Swap unit configuration


       A unit configuration file whose name ends in ".swap" encodes
       information about a swap device or file for memory paging controlled
       and supervised by systemd.

       This man page lists the configuration options specific to this unit
       type. See systemd.unit(5) for the common options of all unit
       configuration files. The common configuration items are configured in
       the generic [Unit] and [Install] sections. The swap specific
       configuration options are configured in the [Swap] section.

       Additional options are listed in systemd.exec(5), which define the
       execution environment the swapon(8) binary is executed in, and in
       systemd.kill(5), which define the way the processes are terminated, and
       in systemd.resource-control(5), which configure resource control
       settings for the processes of the service.

       Swap units must be named after the devices or files they control.
       Example: the swap device /dev/sda5 must be configured in a unit file
       dev-sda5.swap. For details about the escaping logic used to convert a
       file system path to a unit name, see systemd.unit(5).

       All swap units automatically get the appropriate dependencies on the
       devices or on the mount points of the files they are activated from.

       Swap units with DefaultDependencies= enabled implicitly acquire a
       conflicting dependency to so that they are deactivated at

       Swap units may either be configured via unit files, or via /etc/fstab
       (see fstab(5) for details). Swaps listed in /etc/fstab will be
       converted into native units dynamically at boot and when the
       configuration of the system manager is reloaded. See systemd-fstab-
       generator(8) for details about the conversion.

       If a swap device or file is configured in both /etc/fstab and a unit
       file, the configuration in the latter takes precedence.

       Unless the noauto option is set for them all swap units configured in
       /etc/fstab are also added as requirements to, so that they
       are waited for and activated during boot.

       Swap files must include a [Swap] section, which carries information
       about the swap device it supervises. A number of options that may be
       used in this section are shared with other unit types. These options
       are documented in systemd.exec(5) and systemd.kill(5). The options
       specific to the [Swap] section of swap units are the following:

	   Takes an absolute path of a device node or file to use for paging.
	   See swapon(8) for details. If this refers to a device node, a
	   dependency on the respective device unit is automatically created.
	   (See systemd.device(5) for more information.) If this refers to a
	   file, a dependency on the respective mount unit is automatically
	   created. (See systemd.mount(5) for more information.) This option
	   is mandatory.

	   Swap priority to use when activating the swap device or file. This
	   takes an integer. This setting is optional.

	   Configures the time to wait for the swapon command to finish. If a
	   command does not exit within the configured time, the swap will be
	   considered failed and be shut down again. All commands still
	   running will be terminated forcibly via SIGTERM, and after another
	   delay of this time with SIGKILL. (See KillMode= in
	   systemd.kill(5).) Takes a unit-less value in seconds, or a time
	   span value such as "5min 20s". Pass 0 to disable the timeout logic.
	   Defaults to TimeoutStartSec= from the manager configuration file.

       Check systemd.exec(5) and systemd.kill(5) for more settings.

       systemd(1), systemctl(8), systemd.unit(5), systemd.exec(5),
       systemd.kill(5), systemd.resource-control(5), systemd.device(5),
       systemd.mount(5), swapon(8), systemd-fstab-generator(8),

systemd 212						       SYSTEMD.SWAP(5)

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