SwapManager - view and manage system swap space
Managers display information about your system and provide access to
interactive guides (also called tasks) that let you administer your
system. For example, the User Manager displays a list of the user
accounts currently on the system and gives you access to guides like "Add
a User Account" and "Modify a User Account."
In a Manager window, you can open a guide by choosing its name from the
Task menu or by clicking its button at the bottom of the window.
The Swap Manager monitors the system's swap configuration. Every 5
seconds it uses the swapctl(2) system call to get the current swap
information and update its display.
Guides, also called "tasks," are interactive windows that lead users
through the steps necessary to perform various system administration
tasks, such as adding new user accounts and configuring networking on the
A guide typically consists of a series of pages that prompt users to
enter information or select options. A user navigates through guide pages
using the Prev and Next buttons (or corresponding arrow keys). When the
user reaches the last page of a guide and clicks the OK button, the
system executes one or more privileged commands to perform the system
administration task. These commands are located in /usr/sysadm/privcmd.
See runpriv(1M) for more information about privileged commands.
Many of the guides require that a user either know the root password or
be assigned the necessary privileges (using the PrivilegeManager(1)) in
order to perform the task.
Add Real Swap Space [Toc] [Back]
This guide lets the user create a swap file on a local
filesystem and add it to the system's swap configuration. The
new swap element will remain across power-ups until explicitly
removed. The privileges needed for this task are:
o Add Local File Swap (addLocalFileSwap(1M)).
o List All Filesystems (listAllDiskFS(1M)), a default
o Show xlv (xlvShow(1M)), a default privilege
Add Virtual Swap Space [Toc] [Back]
This guide lets the user add virtual swap. It requires a
different privilege from adding real, logical swap space, since
administrators may wish to grant one privilege and not the
other. The privilege needed for this task is:
o Add Virtual Swap (addVirtualSwap(1M)).
Remove Swap Space [Toc] [Back]
This guide lets the user delete an element of virtual or real,
logical swap space. The privilege needed for this task is:
o Remove Swap (removeSwap(1M))
sysmgr(1M), runpriv(1M), addLocalFileSwap(1M), addVirtualSwap(1M),
removeSwap(1M), swap(1M), swapctl(2)
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