Info on RAM and swap space ?

Info on RAM and swap space ?

Post by Z-ma » Mon, 23 May 1994 04:27:59

Right now I have 8 megs of RAM (on a 4886/33) and 16 meg swap
partition. I want to get more RAM, but it's going to be a while, so I
was wondering how much more swap space helps. I've read a little on
it, but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. If I added another
16 meg swap partition, would X be much faster? better? Is setting it
up just as easy as setting up the first one? Would it be better to
just make a bigger one? If there is some extensive documentation on
this somewhere, I'd appreciate a pointer. Thanks.




1. plenty of swap space, but keep receiving error "swap space limit exceeded"

Syslog reports
  unix: WARNING: /tmp: File system full, swap space limit exceeded


  Filesystem            kbytes    used   avail capacity  Mounted on
  swap                 2423720   48480 2375240     3%    /tmp

The host:
  SunOS <hostname> 5.7 Generic_106541-16 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-60

I ran vmstat 1 for some time and watched for available swap space to
go to zero. But the lowest it would go is 75kB.

When analyzing this problem, I ran into the following error twice, but
for different commands:
  Can't run command <command>
  fork(2) failed; no more memory

What's going on?


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