vxfs 7.* causes Page Cache depletion
Last updated on MARCH 13, 2018
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 11.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
When there are several files being created on a vxfs filesystem (like in this case, backup is running and output is onto a vxfs filesystem), there will be a sudden depletion of Page cache and an increase of dirty pages. During this time the system will experience intermittent freezes.
Customer upgraded vxfs from 6.* to 7.*.
This customer experienced the issue after upgrading vxfs from 6.* to 7.*.
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