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Whonix-Host Swap Considerations - Swap Partition vs Swap File vs No Swap By default
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Calamares does not support swap files yet.

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https://forums.whonix.org/t/whonix-host-operating-system/3931/190

Encrypted swap file may not be compatible with hibernation to disk?

Strong rationale to avoid an encrypted swap partition?

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Patrick triaged this task as Normal priority.Apr 23 2019, 12:30 PM
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There is none. You can run swapon -s or cat /proc/swaps to verify.

Both the Gateway and Workstation have no swap.

Thanks for testing! Would have been surprising if there was.

We need to re-check this for Whonix Host. Since it gets installed using calamares (which handles partitioning) there could be an unwanted swap partition.

We need to re-check this for Whonix Host. Since it gets installed using calamares (which handles partitioning) there could be an unwanted swap partition.

I can test it for that too. Where do I download it?

madaidan (madaidan):

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> We need to re-check this for Whonix Host. Since it gets installed using calamares (which handles partitioning) there could be an unwanted swap partition.

I can test it for that too. Where do I download it?

Not yet available for download. Even developers-only builds aren't fully
bootable yet. Development on going. That's the recent topics on Whonix
Host Operating system and Hardened Debian in Whonix development forums
recently.

There is none indeed for VMs but it has to be re-checked once/if Whonix-Host becomes a thing.

Patrick renamed this task from make sure there is no swap by default to Whonix-Host Swap Considerations - Swap Partition vs Swap File vs No Swap By default.Tue, Mar 17, 1:25 PM
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Patrick edited projects, added Whonix 16; removed Whonix 15.Sat, Mar 21, 11:48 AM

Whonix-Host considerations:

Calamares does not support swap files yet.

Encrypted swap file may not be compatible with hibernation to disk?

Strong rationale to avoid an encrypted swap partition?

See also:
https://forums.whonix.org/t/whonix-host-operating-system/3931/190