Solaris Server Using Excessive Swap Space When There is Plenty of Free RAM
Last updated on JANUARY 20, 2015
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 18.104.22.168 and later
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 01-Jul-2013***
When starting an Oracle instance all of the SGA memory is allocated on swap space, even though there is plenty of free physical memory available on a Solaris server.
The SGA_MAX_SIZE, MEMORY_MAX_TARGET, or MEMORY_TARGET parameters have been set in the instance to enable Automatic (Shared) Memory Management (AMM/ASMM).
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