Care needed interpreting vmstat runqueue statistics

(Doc ID 1007815.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 05, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris x64/x86 Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms

Goal

The "runque" kernel statistic reported by e.g. vmstat is not always meaningful in performance studies. This document is a FAQ describing where this statistic comes from and how to use it.

Solution

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