Configure Linux Swappiness with SaltStack
scottalanmiller last edited by scottalanmiller
In your SLS file, this section will set your swappiness for your kernel to 10. Modify as needed. The traditional default is 60.
configure_swappiness: file.append: - name: /etc/sysctl.conf - text: vm.swappiness = 10
Swappiness is the controlling value for swap usage behaviour in Linux. Setting it to ten or lower (but rarely zero) is standard for VPS and IaaS machines.