How to disable active swap memory on the Linux system

The assigned swap memory can be disabled by using swapoff command. You can list all currently mounted and active swap partition by a following linux command:

# cat /proc/swaps
Filename                                Type            Size    Used    Priority
/dev/sda6                               partition       2047996 0       -1
/swap                              file            104857596       0       -2

From the above output we can see the type of swap used, relevant file and size. The size should match the swap size output of the free or top command:

# free | grep Swap
Swap:    106905592

To disable all active swaps use -a option with swapoff:

# swapoff -a

The above will disable all active swaps found at /proc/swaps. It is also possible to disable each swap memory separately using swap file name. For example the below command will disable swap memory with a filename/swap:

# swapoff /swap