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  What Is Activity Monitor (or How to Take Your Mac's Pulse)
Subject:   VM versus swap
Date:   2005-10-05 11:51:18
From:   lucbelanger
Response to: VM versus swap

In Tiger you can just use the sysctl utility on the CLI


sysctl vm


which give a better idea of your VM usage than the "du" solution


vm.loadavg: 0.41 0.67 0.50
vm.swapusage: total = 128.00M used = 78.31M free = 49.69M


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  • VM versus swap
    2005-10-08 01:08:58  sjk [View]

    vm.swapusage reminds me of the missing swapmode in pstat (pre-10.4):

    % pstat -T
    520/12288 files
    10619 vnodes
    swapmode is not (yet) available under Mach

    Anyone know how to obtain the files and vnode info on 10.4 since the pstat command is gone?