How to increase your GNU/Linux swap without re-partitioning

Posted: April 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
1. # dd if=/dev/zero of=idli bs=1000000 count=1

   This will create a file - idli - of approx 1 MB size

2. # chmod 0 idli

   So that no one can ever use it /delete it etc etc

3. # mkswap idli

4. # swapon -v idli

5. Test if your swap has increase by 1 MB

   # top

   or

   # cat /proc/swaps
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