intr using Swap

Efraín Déctor efraindector at
Wed Feb 17 18:56:05 UTC 2016

El 17/02/2016 a las 12:34 p. m., dweimer escribió:
> I believe you are incorrectly reading it, the first character of the 
> state line being a W Marks an idle interrupt thread, W only means 
> swapped out if its an additional character in the section.
> man ps
>  [...snip...]
>  state     The state is given by a sequence of characters, for example,
>                ``RWNA''.  The first character indicates the run state 
> of the
>                process:
>  [...snip...]
>                W       Marks an idle interrupt thread.
>  [...snip...]
>                Additional characters after these, if any, indicate 
> additional
>                state information:
>  [...snip...]
>                W       The process is swapped out.
>  [...snip...]
> Even when there is available memory if an item has already been 
> swapped it wont return to physical memory until the process needs 
> access that memory. Its not uncommon to see systems that had a brief 
> memory constraint leave some swap long after the memory has been 
> cleared up.


Thank you for your response.

Using only /ps ax/ doesn't show any process being in swap. How can I 
determine what processes are being swapped out?

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