Subject: Re: performance slowdown after longish uptime
To: Mark Davies <mark@MCS.VUW.AC.NZ>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/25/2000 15:51:48
On Fri, Aug 25, 2000 at 12:09:09PM +1200, Mark Davies wrote:
> We have a problem using current that after a machine has been running for 1 to 
> 2 weeks it gets into a state where performance goes to pot with large amounts 
> of disk activity accompanying any operation.
> eg starting netscape takes over a minute rather than the normal 15 seconds or 
> so.  This persists until you reboot the machine.

Looks like a disk buffer or vnode leack. There was one which was solved
some time ago. Could you try a newer kernel, maybe the one from 1.5_ALPHA2 ?

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.