[CS-FSLUG] Macs and Memory

Frank Bax fbax at sympatico.ca
Tue Dec 19 06:28:38 CST 2006

At 01:29 AM 12/19/06, Nathan T. wrote:
>I suppose being new the the Mac platform I'm making a lot of
>incorrect assumptions, I suppose the lack of a dual core processor
>could be the bottleneck because when I look at page ins/outs there
>are usually 0 outs. If I'm not mistaken that means that inactive
>programs are being cached to disk, but nothing is being pulled back
>out into active memory.

Page out, is out from ram onto disk.  Page in, is bring the page back from 
disk into ram.  It is expected that pages containing program code will page 
out to disk when ram is tight, and then page back in as needed. 

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