Subject: Re: NKMEMCLUSTERS?
To: Sean Sweda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 02/20/1998 11:48:19
On Feb 19, Sean Sweda wrote
> What is this NKMEMCLUSTERS constant? Where does it get set? Why does
> it override the BUFPAGES option?
In short: the amount of memory pages usable by the kernel depend on this.
Increase it if you get "out of space in kmem_map" panics (this really means:
malloc() ran out of memory where it should not have).
It override the BUFPAGES option because if you request too much pages
for buffer, then there is not enougth kmem_map entries left for the
You can increase NKMEMCLUSTERS, but I don't know what the default on
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr