It is an extension of memory address space which is logically appended to the physical memory of a computer by the Memory Management Unit (MMU) of its processor. It is normally realized in operating systems by utilizing free disk space to implement such memory extension and may also be referred to ...

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How to interpret increasing SHR reported by top?

The man page for top defines SHR as: t: SHR -- Shared Mem size (kb) The amount of shared memory used by a task. It simply reflects memory that could be potentially shared with other ...
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Available virtual memory size is less then pagefile size

When Windows runs out of memory commit size it starts showing 'Low memory' window and performs slowly. This low-memory warning is not directly related to free physical memory amount. One can have 7Gb ...
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Proxmox - Assign more memory to KVM VM

Is it possible to assign more memory to a KVM virtual machine without restarting it? I changed the memory size of a VM using the Proxmox web interface, but can't see that increase in the guest.
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How to Examine Virtual Memory Fragmentation on Windows 2000?

Is there a method to examine the virtual address space of a specific process to examine if that process is under going virtual memory fragmentation? I know it sounds like something I shouldn't be ...
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OOMKiller causing machine hosting Java to become unresponsive

I have two servers running in a private vSphere cloud, both running JBoss and Tomcat. Machine 8 - RHEL5.3, 3 gigs of 'physical' memory, 1 gig of swap Machine 25 - RHEL4.6, 2 gigs of 'physical' ...
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Can high disk cache usage lead to external fragmentation and ultimately to page allocation failures?

We're getting page allocation failures on a Linux server (3.2 kernel). We've been told the problem is directly related to the high use of the memory for cache; this would lead to external ...
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Memory per user on AIX

nmon is showing me 99% memory usage and swap activity. My user is not very active at the moment so it should be someone elses fault. Is there a way I figure how much memory each user is taking? Must ...
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Increase of Virtual Memory after update of CentOS7

I have made system updates on CentOS7 and now my Virtual Memory is full used. Before the updates the virtual memory was completely empty/swap Why? Is it a problem? How can I decrease the virtual ...
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Why does Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard edition show only 20% of my available memory?

Fellow Techies-- I have a LENOVO x3650 X6/x64 based Windows server with 4 18 cores/36 logical processors-- with installed physical memory (ram) @1.5 TB, total virtual memory @1.5 TB. However, I am ...
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virtual memory commited

After a server bounce happens, and after around 40-45 days time period, we receive continuous “Committed Virtual Memory” alerts which indicates the usage of swap space in the magnitude of >4GB This ...
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Stack , data and address space limits on an Ubuntu server

I am running an Ubuntu server which has around 5000 users. The users are allowed to SSH in to the system. So in order to cap the memory used up by a process I have capped the address space limits ...
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Getting the virtual memory address for (major) page faults

On a Linux (Cent OS 5) system, I have a process that accesses a large amount of memory mapped files. The process is generating a large amount of page faults because the aggregated size of the mapped ...
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CentOS 6.7 VM missing “Committed_AS” line in /proc/meminfo

The system is a virtual machine, and cat /proc/meminfo is missing the "Committed_AS" line which causes the some application processes to fail. [root@node1 ~]# more /etc/centos-release CentOS ...
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File writes stall during heavy disk I/O on Linux box

I have two processes running on my box => A and B. Whenever there is heavy disk I/O activity caused by writing large files to the disk by process A, I see that file writes in process B are stalling ...
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linux system slab cache proc_node_cache usage too large

My system run java program only, at some time the memory usage increase very quickly to a very hight percentage: memory usage of java : PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ ...
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What is using all of my memory on Ubuntu 12.04?

I keep getting alarms from Rackspace telling me that my memory usage is too high, but I can't seem to find the culprit. I ran top SHIFT + M to see top output sorted by memory, and this is what I get ...