Subject: Re: instability under load? (soft dep with 19991124 kernel)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Sean Doran <email@example.com>
Date: 11/30/1999 02:13:13
Sean Doran <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I have a theory that this is because I have "options NVNODE=3500"
> in my config file, and that the "max_softdeps = desiredvnodes * 4"
> code in gnusrc/gnu/sys/ufs/ffs/ffs_softdep.c (line 880 in
> file version 1.4) results in not speeding up flushing
Well, having NVNODE be the default didn't change all that
much. Running update(8) had more of an obvious effect on
uptime during a "make build".
Adjusting the multiplier to 2 in the line referenced above
has allowed me to do a complete "make build" and other
activities without crashing.
Interestingly, my laptop runs a kernel that is largely the
same as the desktop that has been having trouble; the
difference is that the former has a pciide I/O subsystem,
while the latter has a pretty speedy SCSI one (PCI ahc
plus "options AHC_TAGENABLE" plus a fast disk).