Subject: Re: Swapping problems (was: Re: 1.2 features, again)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <is@Beverly.Rhein.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 07/02/1996 09:55:40
Jukka Marin ( wrote:
: Well, just heard from an ISP that they're going to replace their freebsd
: news server with an l***x one because the current system is not stable under
: high loads.  With 64 MB of RAM, NetBSD seems to be doing reasonably well as
: a news server, except that the disk IO is slow because the system uses so
: little RAM for the disk cache.

Well... if you know what you're doing, you can always hard-code the
buffer cache in your kernel by 

options "NBUF=8192"

to use 8192 buffer pages, which will... errr... use up 32 MB on the i386
(isn't the pagesize 4096 bytes on them? check first.)

Note that you'll also lose up to 32 MB of data in case of a system crash.