whatswap - Find out what processes are using swap in Linux

  2020-12-04


Here’s a small bash script which will give you a breakdown on which processes are using swap in Linux

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#!/bin/bash
LIMIT=${1:-30}
printf "\e[1m\e[4m%-25s %-25s %s\e[0m\n" "PID" "Swap (kB)" "Process"
echo -en "         -=[ Doing the Needful once on priority ]=-\r"
for x in $(grep Swap /proc/[1-9]*/smaps 2>/dev/null | grep -v '\W0 kB' | tr -s ' ' | cut -d' ' -f-2 | sort -t' ' -k2 -n | tr -d ' ' | tail -$LIMIT); do

SWAPUSAGE=$(echo $x | cut -d: -f3) PID=$(echo $x | cut -d/ -f3) PROCNAME=$(ps -p $PID -o args=) #$(grep -w $PID ps ax | awk '{print $1 " " $5}' | awk '{print $2}') printf "%-25s %-25s %s\n" $PID $SWAPUSAGE "$PROCNAME" done