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       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, in systemd.kill(5), which define the way the these
       processes are terminated, and in systemd.resource-control(5), which configure resource
       control settings for these processes of the unit.

       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 BindsTo= and After= dependencies on the device units
       or the mount units of the files they are activated from.

       Swap units with DefaultDependencies= enabled implicitly acquire a Conflicts= and an After=
       dependency on so that they are deactivated at shutdown, unless
       DefaultDependencies=no is specified.

       Additional implicit dependencies may be added as result of execution and resource control
       parameters as documented in systemd.exec(5) and systemd.resource-control(5).


       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.

       When reading /etc/fstab, a few special options are understood by systemd which influence
       how dependencies are created for swap units.

       noauto, auto
           With noauto, the swap unit will not be added as a dependency for This
           means that it will not be activated automatically during boot, unless it is pulled in
           by some other unit. The auto option has the opposite meaning and is the default.

           With nofail, the swap unit will be only wanted, not required by This
           means that the boot will continue even if this swap device is not activated


       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 and ignored when the priority is set by pri= in the Options=

           May contain an option string for the swap device. This may be used for controlling
           discard options among other functionality, if the swap backing device supports the
           discard or trim operation. (See swapon(8) for more information.)

           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 DefaultTimeoutStartSec= from the manager
           configuration file (see systemd-system.conf(5)).

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


       systemd(1), systemctl(1), 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.directives(7)