Subject: Re: BUFFERCACHE, PR 1903
To: None <laine@MorningStar.Com>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/14/1996 21:06:16
> The reason I'm curious is that we are once again having problems with
> occasional 15-20 second "lockups" of the machines when they start
> swapping. (the amount of free mem gets lower and lower, then all
> processes stop, waiting on "thrd_s" while the disks get accessed about
> once or twice a second for awhile (and nothing else happens), then
> finally everything starts back up for awhile). I'm thinking that maybe
> different settings for cache'y memory'y things might make it start
> swapping more sooner, avoiding (or reducing) the time it spends in this
> degenerative state. (Actually, having it wait until so late to swap
> wouldn't be a bad thing, if it just wouldn't sit doing *nothing* for a
> second between each disk access - I'd sure like to know what it's doing
> there).

Me too.  The same happens on i386 and Sparc.  Pretty annoying. :-(



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