Subject: Re: UBC and occasional-use apps
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/25/2001 21:19:19
In message <>, Rick Kelly writes:
>The system that I use for chasing -current is a P200 MMX with 128MB. I've
>been chasing -current on this machine since it went ELF.

Sounds familiar.  I only started again recently, but I mostly keep within
a couple of days of -current.

>NetBSD 1.5Y NetBSD 1.5Y (ROOTHOG) #45: Wed Oct 10 21:57:09
> MDT 2001 i

Mine's October 15th.

>At the worst point, while using Netscape to read USENET, if I switched to a
>different virtual desktop (KDE), Netscape would page out completely, and
>wouldn't always come back.

Mine always comes back.  Eventually.  If I'm doing something large ("tar this
directory into a pipe"), though, it can take a minute or more.

>I just pulled some iso files over to the -current system. This caused
>netscape to page out until there was 5 megs left in memory. When the
>ftp was done I switched to the netscape window and it refreshed in less
>than 2 seconds.

Yeah.  The problem is definitely worse when I'm doing, say, a "make build"
while trying to do stuff, but it would be nice to be able to tell the buffer
cache to be a tad less aggressive.