Subject: Re: scheduler: no room for pid xx(.....), free x
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/29/1998 11:40:36
Dave Huang <> writes:

> Dec 23 23:58:06 fluff /netbsd: : no room for pid 123(cron), free 1

I've seen this recently, too, on a VAX running -current.  I was doing
memory intensive work at the time, in an NFS-mounted file system, but
had plenty local swap space available.  Unlike yourself, I was not
able to keep the system running: it seemingly immediately lost control
of its whole VM system, generating kernel page faults and complaints
of physical memory (parity) errors (which the machine in question does
not have; extensive testing shows it to be OK, and it runs 1.3F rock
solid).  This is probably a VAX-specific bug, triggered by the problem
that led to the "no room" message.

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