Summary: Swap Filling up: /tmp full on a E4500

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Date: Tue Apr 01 2003 - 17:32:27 EST
Thanks to Amaresh, Ben Green, Vincent for quick help.

It turned out be Oracle Intelli agent process 'dbsnmp' hogging several GB of memory. Special thanks to Ben Green for pointing out this as a known bug and availability of oracle 9.2 patches from Metalink.

Other useful ways to figure out to use 'top', 'lsof', /usr/bin/ps -el  (and other options 
ps -e -o vsz,osz,user,comm)

-----Original Message-----
Subject: Swap Filling up: /tmp full on a E4500

the problem has been caused by swap being filled up resulting in /tmp full
mesasge. (WARNING: /tmp: File system full, swap space limit exceeded)
System has huge amount of physical memory and swap available aroung 8 Gb.

My question is how would i identify what process is causing this and clean
up without having to reboot.  Suspecting oracle shared memory ?

Any other ideas?

S  Vaka
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Received on Tue Apr 1 17:35:54 2003

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