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Seemingly inconsistent output from `top` re: Swap header vs. SWAP column

How should I interpret this seemingly inconsistent output from top re: swap? Running free confirms that no swap space is in use: $ free -m total used free shared ...
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Why is my swap used even if my physical RAM isn't full?

Sometimes I have observed in Ubuntu's System Manager that without the physical RAM being used completely, the swap memory starts getting used. Why is it so?
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System thinks it is swapping, but isn't

I have a linux server (Ubuntu 10.04) which has no swap space (swapon -l reports nothing, 0kb swap memory listed in /proc/meminfo). The beginning of the output of top (sorted by %mem) is reproduced ...