FILE-6332 - Swap in /etc/fstab

(File Integrity)

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control FILE-6332 and should be considered as-is and without guarantees. Any advice and commands should be tested before implementing them in production environments.

Description

This control checks if there is a swap partition configured in /etc/fstab. Usually it should be there, depending on how the system has been configured.

How to solve

Check your /etc/fstab file for any line with "sw" or "swap" to determine if there is a swap partition at all. On Linux systems more details can be extracted by displaying the contents of /proc/swaps.

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