page fault & degaradation performance
dclements at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 14:29:35 PST 2007
Running out of memory and having to continually swap things in and out
of ram degrades performance, yes. Page faults are simply how the
virtual memory subsystem gets things done, like pulling things out of
On Nov 7, 2007 7:48 PM, binto <binto at triplegate.net.id> wrote:
> Even page fault isn't a terrible thing, but she could make
> trashing condition..that can degrade CPU utilization, am i correct?
> > On 11/6/07, binto <binto at triplegate.net.id> wrote:
> >> I just wanna know,
> >> how to reduce the number of page faults to upgrade program or OS
> >> performance?
> >> is there any parameters that i must set if i reduce the number of page
> >> fault?
> > Don't forget that some amount of page faults are normal consequences of
> > using a machine with virtual memory. Page faults alone are not an
> > indicator
> > that you're out of memory or suffering in any way, they just mean that
> > something was requested in vm that wasn't actually in ram, and needed to
> > be
> > loaded. Ask 'swapinfo' or 'top' to see if you might possibly benefit from
> > more ram by reducing paging.
> > --Doug
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