How does one go about determining if a process is constantly swapping memory on Unix? I'm using the top utility but I don't quite understand the details of that report.
I think the real question is, whether the system is constantly swapping memory.
An active process, on it's own, might not swap a lot, while the system swaps other processes and data out to make space for it.
vmstat is a great tool for analysing virtual memory statistic.