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SOS/SOLARIS Wait States

Overview

SOLARIS wait states information is displayed in the following SOS screens:
  • In the PROCESS STATISTICS portion of the Global Summary screen.
  • In the extended process line of the Global Summary screen.
  • In the WAIT STATES portion of the Process Detail screen.
  • In the WAIT STATES portion of the Workload Detail screen.
  • Wait State Descriptions

    Each of the wait states monitored by SOS is described in the next table.
    Table 2.1 Wait states
    Wait State
    Description
    CPU
    The percentage of a process’ time that it was in the CPU state, executing on the CPU.
    JOB
    The percentage of a process’ time that it was in the JOB state, waiting for job control or tracing signals.
    OTHR
    The percentage of a process’ time that it was in the OTHR state, waiting on all other resources and events.
    PRI
    The percentage of a process’ time that it was in the PRI state, waiting for the CPU.
    TFLT
    The percentage of a process’ time that it was in the TFLT state, waiting on text page faults.
    DFLT
    The percentage of a process’ time that it was in the DFLT state, waiting on data page faults.
    KFLT
    The percentage of a process’ time that it was in the KFLT state, waiting on kernel page faults.
    ULCK
    The percentage of a process’ time that it was in the ULCK state, waiting on user locks.

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