I'm trying to understand how memory is allocated on my machine. I have read, and believe I understand, these posts and associated links: Trouble Understanding Inactive Memory in MacOSX, Inactive Memory
However, I still have 10 GB of 'inactive' memory while a process is using ~25 GB of swap. My machine has 32 GB RAM and a single process is using 21GB Real Mem / 24 Private / 34 virtual.
Why is this process going to swap? Is it really using all that memory that's labeled inactive, or is it possible that something is wrong with my inactive memory? I've tried
purgeing, but that had no effect according to activity monitor.