What does 'swap -l' in non-global zones (NGZ) actually mean?

(Doc ID 1933927.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In the global zone, 'swap -l' shows the status of the disk-based swap.
'blocks' is the size of disk-based swap and 'free' is the size that is not currently swapped out.
If 'free' is smaller than 'blocks', it means pages are swapped out to the disk.

However, in a local zone, 'swap -l' is not necessarily related to the disk-base swap status.
This document explains what is actually shown by 'swap -l' in a local zone.


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