Subject: Re: Am I under attack or what?
To: Dave Burgess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 01/19/1998 09:35:10
On Jan 16, Dave Burgess wrote
> The other day, I noticed something similar.
> I was building a new machine and only had 8 Meg of memory available.
> I've built and used dozens of 8M NetBSD machines in the past, so I knew
> it was possible.
> I was working away and the system froze (similar to the way it's
> described above).
> Figuring it was a swap problem, I increated the amount of swap space
> available to 100M (I like big hard drives :-). I put swapctl into a
> loop and let it run every second. I started up all of the programs that
> consistently froze the machine up before. I froze up again - with
> swapctl showing that I had used 'almost' 16M of swap before the freeze.
I have a 8 Mb machine here (mail/ftp/http server) running 1.3_BETA and
I didn't notice any problems.
9:34AM up 39 days, 2 users, load averages: 1.67, 1.19, 0.99
Device 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Priority
/dev/sd2b 32370 6228 26142 19% 0
/dev/sd0b 49612 6100 43512 12% 0
/dev/sd1b 32370 6196 26174 19% 0
Total 114352 18524 95828 16%
(I've seen it using more swap than that).
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr