Subject: RE: Just how large is that faults field?
To: Dave J. Barnes <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/06/2006 08:42:05
On 06-Oct-2006 Dave J. Barnes wrote:
> 18,446,744,073,709,550,553 faults?
> I guess that's why you should reboot occasionally:)  Yes, it's still 
> adding to that number.
> Must have had some kind of memory error on the Multia.  Oh well.  
> Nothing that a sledgehammer won't fix:)

Actually.. what you are seeing is the two or three faults columns running
together to make what appears to be a giant number.  As for memory problems,
it's not that kind of fault.  See man vmstat:

     faults  Trap/interrupt rate averages per second over last 5 seconds.

Tim Rightnour <>
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