It handles memory in a much better fashion than win9x. Yes Solaris will
use swap(read /tmp), located on your hard drive, when it runs out of
physical memory. In fact all memory is seen as the same, from an
application point of view, weather it is real or virtual.
To Learn more check out Unix Internals, I forget who the author is but it
will tell you pretty much everything you want to know about what goes on
> I'm just wondering how Solaris 7 (on Sun Ultra10)handles memory
> intensive applications, i.e. what happens when it runs out of physical
> memory?.... does it use the hard-drive?... basically does it handle
> memory the same as any other O/S, e.g. win9x. Thanks.
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