On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Patrick Ho <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Can a non-global zone utilize all the available memory on the system if
> resource management is not used and rcap is not used?
A non-global zone could use up most of the free physical memory on the
system. If that happened, Solaris would begin paging physical memory
pages out to the swap disk(s) to ensure that there is free physical
If this continues, maybe the swap disk will fill up, and then more
requests for memory will fail. Or maybe performance will become very
bad because the system is paging all the time.
That's why the global zone administrator can set a physical memory cap
on a non-global zone using the resource management controls.
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