Chat now with support
Chat with Support

Spotlight on Oracle 10.10 - Release Notes

Low Memory Alarm

This Low Memory alarm is activated when the available memory drops below a threshold. This can result in:

  • Applications being unable to secure additional memory.
  • New programs being unable to open successfully.
  • General performance degradation due to excessive paging.

When this alarm is current you should:

  • Look at the Processes page in the Processes drilldown. Check the Mem Usage (MB) column for processes using excessive amounts of memory. You can:
    • Close those applications using excessive memory.
    • Change the maximum memory usage setting for those applications using excessive memory. Refer to the relevant documentation to find out if this setting is supported by the application.
  • Purchase more physical memory for your system.
  • Determine if any programs have a memory leak. To do this:
    1. Restart your machine to ensure fresh memory usage by all applications.
    2. Use the Microsoft Performance Monitor tool and set the update interval to 10 minutes.
    3. Add the Working Set Peak counter for all applications from the Process object.
    4. Leave the application running on the system overnight.
    5. If there is a memory leak that can be viewed in a day, it will show up with the Working Set Peak graph for one of the applications rising smoothly. If the results are inconclusive after a day, some system applications that have a memory leak may exhibit the behavior over a week or more. Adjust the update interval to accommodate the extended period (update once per hour or more).

 

Related Topics

Related Documents

The document was helpful.

Select Rating

I easily found the information I needed.

Select Rating