53K page outs in 6 days uptime?

hogprint

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Oct 25, 2006
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Is 53,000 page outs in 6 days of up time a lot?

I have a 2.16 c2d 15" MBP (non-SR) with two 2gb (4gig total) sticks of memory. I can't believe that I am ever running out of RAM but is appears as though I am.

I understand when I run a VM along with OSX i get them but the last 6 days have been OSX only......

Any ideas or is this an amount to not worry about.
 

avalys

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Jun 4, 2004
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I am at 33,000 after 2 days.

I wouldn't worry - Mac OS X does not wait until you have run completely out of memory before swapping inactive pages to disk.
 

sndcj1

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May 22, 2007
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How many page ins? If you have a lot going out, but nothing really comming back, I wouldn't worry about it. If both are high, you are running out of memory somehow. I see lots of paging at 512 ram, but not much at 1gig, and I don't think my current 3gigs has any page ins...
 

WildCowboy

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How many page ins?

And more importantly: Does your machine feel sluggish and is it "beachballing" consistently?
 

Dizzee

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Jul 2, 2007
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i have a MBP SR 2.2
6 days 3 hours 8 min uptime
page ins: 436,680
page outs: 625,691

if 50,000 is bad... uh oh...
but everything things to be running smoothly...
 

yippy

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Mar 14, 2004
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What is bad is what Dizzee has (I have about the same).

I would highly recomend that Dizzee upgrade his ram. I wish I could upgrade mine but one of the ram slots died in my Powerbook limiting me to 1Gb max.
 

scaredpoet

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Apr 6, 2007
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Heh!

My Mac mini C2D 2.0 has been running for six days and has 473,526 page ins / 54,926 page outs. Not sluggish though, and purports to have 1.12GB of free memory (2.0GB RAM total).
 

smartalic34

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May 16, 2006
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I have 574,961 page-ins and 195,175 page-outs after 11 days of uptime... with 1 GB RAM... but no sluggishness. is my ratio bad?
 

WildCowboy

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Those VM numbers are typical, and close to meaningless. Your computer isn't actually using nearly that much...it's just how much every currently-running process could grab in total if they all decided they needed it at once. That doesn't happen.

(For the record, my PowerBook's VM size is currently 11.8 GB.)
 

Dizzee

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Jul 2, 2007
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What is bad is what Dizzee has (I have about the same).

I would highly recomend that Dizzee upgrade his ram. I wish I could upgrade mine but one of the ram slots died in my Powerbook limiting me to 1Gb max.
ive got 2gb right now...
everything seems good.
but once i get back to the states (am in israel for the year) i will be upgrading to 4gb for art school (advertising/graphic deisgn major)

my computer doesnt seem slow or sluggish at all...
and i always have photoshop open, usually with a fairly big file, or couple of big files open...
 

Freyqq

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Dec 13, 2004
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Is 53,000 page outs in 6 days of up time a lot?

I have a 2.16 c2d 15" MBP (non-SR) with two 2gb (4gig total) sticks of memory. I can't believe that I am ever running out of RAM but is appears as though I am.

I understand when I run a VM along with OSX i get them but the last 6 days have been OSX only......

Any ideas or is this an amount to not worry about.
its not the number of page-outs but the ratio between page ins and page outs that is important
 

haiggy

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Aug 20, 2003
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So after 2 days, my computer says I have...

get this:

118991 page-ins and only 370 page-outs with a VM size of 16.73 GB

WTF is up with that? :confused:

MBP 2.2 SR
 

hogprint

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Oct 25, 2006
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Wisconsin
if it is the ratio that is important that what might that ratio be?

my 53k page outs are balanced by 190k page ins.

I do get the beachball from time to time.
 
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