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Why are the TEM Clients showing so many page faults in the task manager

Technote (troubleshooting)


TEM Client (BESClient.exe) page faults seen in the Windows Task Manager are correllated with IO Reads and IO Writes. It is an inherent behavior of the paging and the pagefault generation.

Resolving the problem

If these are all x32 bit systems then there is no issue as this problem seems to mostly occur with x64 bit systems.

TEM tries to keep the TEM client's memory usage low, by flushing memory. The trade off is shrinking the actual memory footprint of the client. By not flushing the working set as often is a way of reducing page faults but at the expense of using more memory. If you are seeing large CPU spikes or something like that it could be interference from AntiVirus (AV).

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Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition: Edition Independent

Reference #: 1505766

Modified date: 24 September 2014