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MPW_HILIMIT is a system parameter that sets an upper limit for the modified-page list. When the list accumulates the number of pages specified by this limit, writing of the list begins. The pages that are written are then transferred to the free-page list.

If MPW_HILIMIT is too low, excessive page faulting can occur from the page file. If it is too high, too many physical pages can be consumed by the modified-page list. If you increase MPW_HILIMIT, you might also need to increase MPW_WAITLIMIT. Note that if MPW_WAITLIMIT is less than MPW_HILIMIT, a system deadlock occurs. The values for the two parameters are usually equal.

MPW_HILIMIT has the AUTOGEN and GEN attributes.