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Swap space on Solaris

sanjaychopra
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Hi..
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
Hardware:           SUNW,Ultra-1

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...



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Please post the actual message seen on the console. A very common message would be that a particular filesystem is out of space especially if it's where your log files are kept and you don't have a person or program checking those files and truncating them periodically.

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we have been able to resolve the problem..thanks for all ur help...
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