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OS X virtual memory size can't be correct, can it?

I've got Snow Leopard and 8G of RAM. Activity Monitor reports a VM size of 173 *Giga*bytes. My hard disk is only 250G and 200G of that is in use. I've got a lot more data than 27 GB on my hard ...
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On Mac OS X how can I see how much memory is being used by what programs?

On Mac OS X how can I see how much memory is being used by what programs?
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Unpause application in Mac OS X

I tried parsing a gigantic XML file and I ended up running out of virtual memory. The OS put all my applications on pause and gave me a screen to shutdown applications to free more space. I killed the ...
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Ballooning Mac OS X kernel_task and Wired memory usage. How to diagnose / fix?

I have a very strange issue, which I'm having a hard time diagnosing as to the root cause. I have a Mac Pro (2008, 8-core 2.8 GHz, 8800GT) with 14 GB of RAM (recently upgraded because of this ...
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How much swap is a given Mac application using?

Is there any way to tell whether a particular application running on Mac OSX (10.2+) has some of its memory swapped out (i.e., to one of the /private/var/vm/swapfile* files)? And how much? Bounty ...