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Solaris 10 System Administration Exam Prep™ by Bill Calkins

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Chapter 9. Virtual File Systems, Swap Space, and Core Dumps

Objectives

The following test objectives for exam 310-202 are covered in this chapter:

Explain virtual memory concepts and, given a scenario, configure and manage swap space.

Image   The Solaris operating environment can use disk space, called swap areas or swap space, for temporary memory storage when a system does not have enough physical memory to handle currently running processes. A system’s memory requirements change, and you must be knowledgeable in swap space management in order to monitor these resources and make ongoing adjustments, as needed.

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