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New Solaris 10 T2000 Niagra Chip Servers
have 6 machines that are reporting 86% of memory used by the kernel. ^ other machines setup identically kernel uses 3% any ideas on how to see what the kernel is using it for? using mdb only reports kernel, not what the kernel is doing.
thanx,
bill
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New pmap?
[link|http://www.princeton.edu/~unix/Solaris/troubleshoot/ram.html#pmem|Solaris at Princeton].

HTH a bit.

Cheers,
Scott.
New pmap tells you which process is using what
it tells me the kernel is busy writing pages like a mad dog, not what exactly is being written....
thanx,
bill
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New Is Gnome installed? [/me ducks]
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New This is probably way out on left field...
... but does the problematic machine *really* have as much memory as it thinks it does? It sounds like the thing is swapping, so perhaps how much memory it is seeing is far short of what it actually there.

Caveat: I am not a Solaris expert.

Wade.
"Don't give up!"
New found the memory problem
did a diff on modinfo between the problem machines and the good ones. It appears that someone loaded the wrong jumpstart image.
thanx,
bill
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New You THOUGHT they were the same!
And we believed you.

We were all wrong.
New I was told they were the same :-)
and the guy that told me was very surprised to find out when I told him to diff the modinfo's. Just glad we found it :-)
thanx,
bill
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New What was it that made you try that?
"Don't give up!"
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New it was the kernel reporting the memory usage
it was various kernel states. The guys matched the kernel configs /etc/system. /kernel/drv etc to match the machines that didnt have the problem. Didnt fix it. So they tried doing a core of a running kernel to use MBD to poke around. I said do a modinfo it will show what resources are being used and a diff will point out exactly which module is having the problem to narrow the search. Thats when they found the good boxes had a count of 220+ and the problem ones had a module count of 120 or so. That goes back to the system eng who said the wrong jump image must have been used. We use company modified kernels for various reasons.
thanx,
bill
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     Solaris 10 T2000 Niagra Chip Servers - (boxley) - (9)
         pmap? - (Another Scott) - (2)
             pmap tells you which process is using what - (boxley) - (1)
                 Is Gnome installed? [/me ducks] -NT - (drewk)
         This is probably way out on left field... - (static)
         found the memory problem - (boxley) - (4)
             You THOUGHT they were the same! - (crazy) - (3)
                 I was told they were the same :-) - (boxley) - (2)
                     What was it that made you try that? -NT - (static) - (1)
                         it was the kernel reporting the memory usage - (boxley)

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