Subject: Re: Weird hang on pentium-133 running 1.3_ALPHA
To: Duncan McEwan <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/20/1997 17:36:34
On Fri, 21 Nov 1997 09:44:44 +1300 
 Duncan McEwan <duncan@MCS.VUW.AC.NZ> wrote:

 > Is there a reason why netbsd can't do what other systems do (ie Solaris,
 > Digital UNIX, etc) and log the failure to swap?  I tried UTSL, but
 > couldn't easily see whether this condition is never logged, or only not
 > logged when no swap devices are configured.

It's not that it fails to swap... it doesn't even try!  At least, that's
the case if you never configure any.

 > (I can see that it might be difficult to swap syslogd in to do the logging
 > if the system can't swap anything else out, but other systems seem to at
 > least try!)

We could probably have it print messages to the console when pages get
really scarce.

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