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SWAPPER Process Activity?

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The Question is:

what is the SWAPPER process function and is it bad if it is running at 100%?

The Answer is :

  The swapper process is associated with process swapping and
  process working set trimming, and continous activity of the
  swapper is typically considered undesirable.
  After applying the mandatory ECO kits for OpenVMS, and after
  ensuring that the system has sufficient physical memory for
  the current activity (that there is not a process or memory
  resource constraint), and after AUTOGEN has been run to reset
  parameters to current requirements, please contact the customer
  support center directly -- expect to be asked both for the
  current system activity and environment, and for details of
  the process quotas and system parameters.

answer written or last revised on ( 19-MAR-2004 )

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