Subject: Re: Swapping problems (was: Re: 1.2 features, again)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Alex Scotti <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/30/1996 23:26:07
> > 
> > Andrew Gillham (and several others) wrote:
> > 
> > > My machine has 32MB, and doesn't swap a whole
> > > lot.  When it does though, I definitely see the problems you've
> > > been discussing. (machine freezes for a bit when I hit swap)
> > 
> > Is this a problem specific to the i386 port? I'm running the
> > mvme68k port and I don't seem to be hitting these sorts of
> > problems. (At least not that I'm aware of).
> > 
> It looks that way to me too... I've run NetBSD/amiga on 9MB and 19MB and I
> can't say I've noticed anything like this. However the machine is slow to
> begin with so I guess it is possible that I could be missing it...
> Swap kicks in but it certainly doesn't visibly stall...

this definitely seems to be an i386 problem.  i just bought a shiny new 
pentium with 32 megs of ram to replace my aging netbsd-amiga box.  swapping
on this machine is _visibly_ slower than on an 030 based amiga.  its pretty

-alex scotti