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Is it expected?

  • Windows 2008 R2 Storage Server SP1, 6GB physical RAM, 18 GB Paging file
  • Running 12 hours of Perfmon collection with low sample interval
  • After some time, Commit charge reaches the limit , windows screams and all sort of issues follow, caused by memory shortage.
  • additionally errors "An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk2\DR2 during a paging operation." appear in the eventlog.
  • Eventually memory is released

This does not make sense to me.Should Perfmon even be allowed to consume all memory? Disk error message does not make it easier to decipher either.

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It most definitely shouldn't but I don't think that there is a way through the UI wizard to set maximum memory consumption.

A workaround that comes to mind is configure your perfcounters through logman and then do something like:

start /LOW tracerpt.exe
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