On Wed, 20 Aug 2003, Mark wrote: > Is there a way to swap a program back in, after it has been swapped out? > (FreeBSD 4.7R). > > I had a rather huge task, and now my ps shows entries like: > > ... 948 0 v2 IWs+ - 0:00.00 /usr/libexec/getty Pc ttyv2 > > I'd like to have it swapped back in, please. :) I read somewhere that if the > memory strain has subsided, it would automatically be swapped in again. I do > not see that happen automagically, though.
To note: 1) Swapped out does not mean inoperative. For every executable, there usually some portion that does not reside in memory (paged out). Swapped out just means that *everything* is paged out. "Swapped out" is an old term, back in the days before virtual memory. Back then, when there were two processes going, when it was time to run a different one, the running program would be *entirely* written to disk, and the second one would be loaded. That's "swapping". 2) The process will remain swapped out until it has something to do. When it does have something to do, it will swap back in again. If the process has nothing to do, there's not much point in wasting the RAM, when you might run that huge task again. Marc. -- Marc Ramirez Blue Circle Software Corporation 513-688-1070 (main) 513-382-1270 (direct) http://www.bluecirclesoft.com http://www.mrami.com (personal) _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"