Subject: Re: VM Wedgies
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Chuck Silvers <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/05/1999 21:32:04
this problem doesn't occur for me on a 64 meg i386.
is it still happening for you in 1.4_ALPHA?
how much swap space does the machine have?


Curt Sampson writes:
> On a sparc 20 with 64 MB of RAM and a 128 MB mfs /tmp, the second
> command below wedges the machine. Is this just the sparc, or does
> it affect other machines, too? Any thoughts on how to fix the
> problem?
>     dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/file bs=1m count=100
>     cat /tmp/file >/dev/null
> cjs
> -- 
> Curt Sampson  <>   604 801 5335   De gustibus, aut bene aut nihil.
> The most widely ported operating system in the world: