zfs arc and amount of wired memory

Gary Palmer gpalmer at freebsd.org
Thu Feb 9 02:46:00 UTC 2012

On Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 11:18:02PM +0200, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> on 08/02/2012 22:50 Jeremy Chadwick said the following:
> > Politely -- recommending this to a user is a good choice of action, but
> > the problem is that no user, even an experienced user, is going to know
> > what all of the "Types" (vmstat -m) or "ITEMs" (vmstat -z) correlate
> > with on the system.
> I see no problem with users sharing the output and asking for help interpreting
> it.  I do not know of any easier way to analyze problems like this one.

Also, since we are looking for gigs of memory it should be relatively easy
to look down the 'Size' or 'MemUse' columns and identify likely candidates
for "eating gobs of memory".  The user doesn't need to know what the rest
of the data means, and can ask what that line means and how to fix it


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