vmstat 'b' (disk busy?) field keeps climbing ...

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at over-yonder.net
Sat Jun 24 01:33:07 UTC 2006

On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 10:02:22PM -0300 I heard the voice of
Marc G. Fournier, and lo! it spake thus:
> Which is odd, no, if I'm hardly swapping?


> >>    31750 vnode pager pageins
> >>    15954 vnode pager pageouts

It's the vnode pager, not the swap pager.  AIUI, that's mostly paging
in and out pages of running binaries (from the image on disk), not
moving stuff in and out of swapspace.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at over-yonder.net
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