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How to Use Solaris kmem_flags to Analyze Kernel Memory Problems for Solaris 8 and Newer (Doc ID 1008944.1)

Last updated on JUNE 06, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 to 11.3 [Release 8.0 to 11.0]
All Platforms

Purpose

This document addresses the following questions:

What is kernel memory?
How much kernel memory is available?
What happens if a system runs out of kernel memory?
How can a kernel memory problem be detected?
What kmem_flags are.
How to set/unset kmem_flags.
Why one would use them.
Performance implications.
Differences between Solaris revisions.

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