Swap space on Solaris
Posted on 1998-07-22
We are continoudly getting messages on the console that our systems is running low on space..
The config. of our system is :
Machine hardware: sun4u
OS version: 5.5
Processor type: sparc
i triied giving swap -s and got the following results :
total: 142392k bytes allocated + 57544k reserved = 199936k used, 21704k available
swap - l gives the following resuly :
swapfile dev swaplo blocks free
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1 32,1 16 262944 24592
Could somebody suggest as to how do we manage swap space on a UNIX system...Is it allocated at the time of system setup and would always remain the same no matter what is the amount of data available on the hard disk...
Does the swap space get re-initialized after system reboot -- and not doing system reboot occassionally causes the swap space to go full...