SUMMARY: swap problem

From: Sergio Edo. Miranda <>
Date: Mon May 05 2003 - 13:08:37 EDT
My original question:
> Hi, im having swap problems
> May  2 15:06:30 cipres genunix: [ID 470503 kern.warning] WARNING: Sorry,
> no swap space to grow stack for pid 21648 (scilex)
> This is my top:
> Memory: 4096M real, 1784M free, 3242M swap in use, 86M swap free
> Why if i have 1784M free im using 3GB of swap?

The most popular answer was to add more swap, but i'm still confused why if i 
have a lot of RAM available, im using just amount of swap.

Kevin Buterbaugh, gave me an answer that makes more sense:

"There's actually several possible reasons why ... one would be that
if you were ever (since the last boot) so severely short of memory that
the system actually swapped some processes out of memory.  If those
processes never become runnable again, they'll never be swapped back in.

     That's probably not likely, but there are other possibilities.  I'd
highly recommend you pick up a copy of "Solaris Internals" by Mauro and
McDougall if you'd like a more detailed explanation on how swap works."

Well, i will surf in my book


Sergio Edo. Miranda            
Area de Ingenieria - CEC     
Universidad de Chile         
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Received on Mon May 5 13:08:31 2003

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