memory related

Posted on 2000-04-13
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
is it possible to reduce the space size of the ram in solaris ? say if i have 128mb ram and  i want to use only 100mb of it and keep the remaining 28mb as free always .
Question by:bs_abu
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ID: 2711969
well i came to know that it is possible to do it in IRIX but dont know whether solaris supports or not .

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ID: 2712665
I'm pretty sure you cannot (Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong anyone out there)

If you like I can send you a ps document of memory parameters that you can tune in a Solaris environment.

Why do you want to do this anyway?
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No you can't reserve memory like that. And as jonke asked, why would you feel the need to do so?
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jonke earned 50 total points
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Can I have the points seeing as in the strictest terms I answered the question?

Author Comment

ID: 2761789
well jonke ,
 As it was a surprise for me that we can reduce the memory size in some other systems ( like IRIX  if i am correct ) why cant we do it in solaris ?
just for curiosity i have posted that question . if you send me the document i will be happy and can award more points in future . thank you .

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I have created an e-mail address. Send an e-mail to:


And I will return the mail with a document on how memory is used in a Solaris environment.

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