While using Bittorrent Sync on my Raspberry Pi, I had some issues with BTSync using too much RAM. To solve this problem I decided to create a 2GB (count=2097152) swap file and see how it would perform. To do this follow these steps:
- Create a swap file in your filesystem replace “/PATH/FILENAME” and “SWAP_SIZE” with desired values. “SWAP_SIZE” is in kilobytes:
the “dd” command can take up to 5 minutes, depending on how big “SWAP_SIZE” is.
dd if=/dev/zero of=/PATH/FILENAME bs=1024 count=SWAP_SIZE chmod 600 /PATH/FILENAME mkswap /PATH/FILENAME swapon /PATH/FILENAME
- Add the swap file to the fstab list:
sudo nano /etc/fstab #Swap file /PATH/FILENAME none swap sw 0 0
I’m using RPi-Monitor and can easily see if the Swap file is in use now
So I created a Swap partition on the 8th of February, this reduced RAM usage significantly.