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Re: What uses swap file?

From: Tim Gorman <tim_at_sagelogix.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 18:12:13 -0800
Message-ID: <F001.00599276.20030514181213@fatcity.com>


The swap area is a supplement to the physical memory, but when you are using shared memory, swap area is allocated as ³backing² for that shared memory. So, on systems running Oracle, youıll usually see swap space somewhat larger than the SGA in use, even when absolutely nothing is going on...

on 5/14/03 2:27 PM, Deshpande, Kirti at kirti.deshpande_at_verizon.com wrote:

> SWAP is used by the Operating System.
> Almost all OSs today, follow a 'Virtual Memory' model. The swap area on disk
> supplements the actual physical memory.
>  
> - Kirti 

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Edouard Dormidontov [mailto:dg_at_servocomp.ru]
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 2:12 AM
>> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
>> Subject: What uses swap file?
>>
>> SunOS 5.8, Oracle 8.1.7
>> top:
>> Memory: 3072 real, 49M free, 4231M swap in use, 131M swap free
>> ----------------------
>> What utility is it possible to look that uses a file?
>> Like Task Manager in Win2K?
>>
>> Thanks
>> Ed

>
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