Hm.  Have you tried using Sierra Cache Cleaner (they have one for every OS 
name, just Google yours) in deep clean mode?

> On Mar 11, 2018, at 8:37 PM, Michael <keybou...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> My system log is showing me things like this:
> 
> Mar 11 19:20:35 keybounceMBP kernel[0]: low swap: suspending pid 14091 
> (firefox)
> Mar 11 19:20:35 keybounceMBP kernel[0]: low swap: suspending pid 936 (Dragon 
> Dictate)
> Mar 11 19:20:35 keybounceMBP kernel[0]: memorystatus_thread: idle exiting pid 
> 96 [wdhelper]
> Mar 11 19:20:35 keybounceMBP kernel[0]: (default pager): [KERNEL]: Swap File 
> Error.
> 
> My boot-args  is  just
> boot-args       -v -s
> 
> I have approximately 2 GB of compressed space, and zero bytes of swap used.
> 
> bash-3.2# ls /var/vm
> total 1114112
>  65536 swapfile0       1048576 swapfile1
> bash-3.2# 
> 
> The system is able to allocate swap files, but for some reason is refusing to 
> use them. Also, in the past I moved away from compressed swap to "just go 
> directly to swap files" because I discovered that my system would 
> consistently wind up with about 10 GB of compressed space, leaving with only 
> 6 GB of working space. I recently reset it to use the normal compressed swap 
> because I'm no longer using the heavy workload that needed more than 6 GB of 
> working space.
> 
> My old boot args was
> boot-args       -v -s vm_compressor=1
> and it worked fine until my boot partition ran out of space (At which point 
> it died horrifically; in contrast, although the compressed swap setup won't 
> use the swap file, and runs into trouble much much sooner, it is graceful and 
> the "out of memory panel" actually works.)
> 
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