Subject: Re: Just how large is that faults field?
To: None <>
From: Dave J. Barnes <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/06/2006 12:56:05
> 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:
procs    memory      page                       disks   faults      cpu
r b w    avm    fre  flt  re  pi   po   fr   sr f0 s0   in   sy  cs us 
sy id
0 0 0  47720   7016    2   0   0    0    0    0  0  0 
18446744073709550553   18   5  0  1 99

That's what I thought at first.. but there are five values to the right 
of that huge number matching the remaining vmstat fields.  Anyway, I've 
rebooted the box, looks normal for now.

Thanks for the reply.