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Solaris Server Using Excessive Swap Space When There is Plenty of Free RAM (Doc ID 761960.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 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***

Symptoms

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.

Changes

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).

Cause

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