SUMMARY: Total memory

From: Stephen Harris (
Date: Fri May 30 1997 - 08:57:41 CDT

Well, I thought it would be quick and simple - I take a quick lunch break
and Casper Dik (of course...who else?) comes back with the answer:

Original question: why does the "used+available" total from "swap -s" vary.

Answer: because virtual memory varies!

In Casper's own words...

> The total amount of virtual memory isn't constant.
> That may seem strange, but in Solaris 2.x the amount of virtual memory is
> teh amount of swap space plus the amount of RAM available to user
> processes. Any RAM on temporary assignment in the kernel will not show up.


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