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

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A.3. Virtual Memory Parameters

Table A-4 lists parameters that relate to the virtual memory system and paging activity. Such activity is closely tied to file system I/O because of the buffer caching done by file systems such as UFS and VxFS.

You can read more about the memory paging parameters in “Summary of Page Scanner Parameters” , “Solaris File System Cache” , “Page Cache and Virtual Memory System” , and “In summary, we have seen the a strong relationship between the VM system and file system behavior. The parameters that control the paging system have the most influence on file system performance, since they govern the way pages are made available to the file system. Figure 15.3 depicts the paging parameters that affect file systems and ...

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