Subject: Re: Swapping problems (was: Re: 1.2 features, again)
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/02/1996 23:46:29
>> > I don't think the VM stuff in NetBSD is going to get fixed in the very
>> > near future.

>> This seems like a serious enough problem that it should get some serious
>> attention (are I and the couple of people who empathized the only people
>> who ever swap?);

>Nope.  I was running crack the other day on Sparc and noticed the problem
>for the first time (I guess I've been pretty lucky?).  The machine didn't
>respond to anything for some 30 seconds.. then the operation returned to
>normal.  Annoying.

And, nope again.  I notice it whenever I have GNUS (emacs-based news
reader) running and spawn an ispell (6MB resident).  Swap, wait, swap,
wait, swap, wait...  But, it's short-lived, and little else on my
system causes that degree of swapping.  So, it's mearly a mild
annoyance for me.  I can see how it could grow into a very real
problem in a production environment, however.

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