Vmtasks Is Consuming More CPU Resources (Doc ID 1473075.1)

Last updated on JULY 12, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 10 10/08 U6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Since Solaris 10U6 depending on the number of CPUs many processes named vmtasks are visible in the ps output ps -eo 'comm,pid,time,etime'
With Load:
addr zone user s pri pid ppid pcpu pmem vsz rss time nlwp etime psr args Diff
60056a30c88 global root S 0 4 0 0.1 0.0 0 0 14:00 64 03:31:09 - vmtasks
60056a30c88 global root S 0 4 0 0.1 0.0 0 0 14:16 64 03:36:16 - vmtasks 16
and more...

Goal

The purpose of this document is to help to explain customers doubts that the processes vmtasks consumes no system resources. This document is not intended to explain technical details in academic manner. The following questions may be answered as follows.

Solution

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