Subject: Re: 486-netbsd-current build grinds to halt
To: None <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/04/1997 12:08:51 wrote:
> Lately, when trying to build netbsd-current on a i486 this machine
> comes to a grinding halt now and then. The load seems to go sky-up
> (I'm not sure how high, xload indicates a load of 3 or 4 before it
> freezes competely, while systat last update generally shows the
> system-cpu utilization is 99.8% or so), and interactivity goes down to
> zero in a couple of minutes. Eventually all I can do (within my
> lifespan) is to power-cycle/reset this machine. It's a bit strange,
> but I managed to complete a make build without the above problem, only
> when running a single (remote) login shell. 

I'll just make an fstab in the dark.. The same happened to me when I
booted into single user and built the world without doing the
swapctl -A
that /etc/rc would normally have executed. This is of course linked to
the line
/dev/sd0b none swap sw 0 0
in /etc/fstab. Just a thought -