The reason application memory isn't returned to Solaris when an application calls free
(Doc ID 1483124.1)
Last updated on JULY 06, 2022
Solaris Operating System - Version 9 GA and later Solaris x64/x86 Operating System - Version 9 GA and later Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit) Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of virtual memory from the prospective of a process. This document aims to complement the many documents which cover how things work without providing any back ground, or understanding as to why.
This document will strive to provide additional references and cover some material in more depth where it can. There are many concepts covered herein that have inter-dependencies on different areas which build on each other. This article may jump from topic to topic and frequently return to previous topics to expand upon previous knowledge.
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