Create Swap Memory
This is a short tutorial that shows how to create swap memory for your Ubuntu system, to improve compiling performance, and to avoid out-of-memory errors.
Make sure your SD card is big enough. It is recommended to use at least an 8 GB micro SD card, but 4 can work, if your projects are small.
Create Memory Image File
To begin, log into Ubuntu on OcPoC, and type:
$ mkdir /media/fasthdd $ cd /media/fasthdd $ :> swapfile.img
Now we'll expand the file to be 1 GB.
$ dd if=/dev/zero of=/media/fasthdd/swapfile.img bs=1024 count=1M
And now assign it to be swap memory.
$ mkswap /media/fasthdd/swapfile.img
Finally, edit the file /etc/fstab:
$ nano /etc/fstab
And add this line to the end of the file:
/media/fasthdd/swapfile.img swap swap sw 0 0
Close nano by typing [ctrl]-X, then type 'y' to confirm changes, and finally ENTER to exit.
In order for the changes to take place, you'll need to power off and power on the board.
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