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Solaris™ Internals: Core Kernel Components by Richard McDougall, Jim Mauro

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7.4. MemTool: Unbundled Memory Tools

MemTool was developed to provide a more in-depth look at where memory has been allocated on a Solaris system. Using these tools, we can find out where every page of memory is, and in what proportions. MemTool is available as a downloadable, unsupported package from Sun Engineering. Note that these tools are not supported by the normal Sun support channels. The latest version of MemTool can be found at http://www.solarisinternals.com.

7.4.1. MemTool Utilities

The MemTool package provides command-line, GUI, and character tools, as listed in Table 7-3.

Table 7-3. MemTool Utilities
Tool Interface Description
memps CLI Dumps process summary and file system cache memory (-m).
prtmem CLI Displays a systemwide summary ...

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