RBAL process is utilizing heavy swap space in AIX (Doc ID 2102086.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 26, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (32-bit)

Symptoms

RBAL is utilizing heavy swap space.

The RAM Memory usage is low , but swap memory is high

USER      PID %CPU %MEM SZ        RSS TTY STAT STIME TIME COMMAND
oraogi 11796616 0.2 1.0 1000076 31764 - A 16 Aug 474:58 asm_rbal_+ASM
oraogi 11796616 0.2 1.0 1000076 31620 - A 16 Aug 474:58 asm_rbal_+ASM
oraogi 11796616 0.2 1.0 1000076 31620 - A 16 Aug 474:58 asm_rbal_+ASM
oraogi 11796616 0.2 1.0 1000076 31644 - A 16 Aug 474:58 asm_rbal_+ASM
oraogi 11796616 0.2 1.0 1000076 31740 - A 16 Aug 474:58 asm_rbal_+ASM
oraogi 11796616 0.2 1.0 1000076 31740 - A 16 Aug 474:58 asm_rbal_+ASM
oraogi 11796616 0.2 1.0 1000076 31740 - A 16 Aug 474:58 asm_rbal_+ASM
oraogi 11796616 0.2 1.0 1000076 31324 - A 16 Aug 474:58 asm_rbal_+ASM
oraogi 11796616 0.2 1.0 1000076 31328 - A 16 Aug 474:58 asm_rbal_+ASM

                                ^^--------------- %MEM RAM Memory usage is low , but swap memory is high
                                          ^^--------------- SZ is High

 

Cause

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