Subject: Re: port-i386/4252: System stops when doing a make in /usr/src/lib
To: Matthias Pfaller <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/10/1997 12:10:44
On Oct 10, wrote
> 	I fetched -current tar balls from 10/06/97. When I try to do a
> 		$ cd /usr/src/lib; make
> 	the machine will get slower and slower and finally lockup after some
> 	time. It is still possible to ping the machine or start a telnet to
> 	it. But you will not get a login prompt when trying to telnet.
> 	The machine is a slow i486-100 with 24mb of ram. 
> 	Phil Buddne reported a similar problem with his pc532 on port-pc532
> 	a couple of days ago.

Sounds like your're running out of VM. Could you monitor your processes size
and swap space (e.g with 'top' for example) while doing this ?

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.