Subject: Re: UBC and occasional-use apps
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/25/2001 21:19:19
In message <200110260216.f9Q2GCr14080@toad.rmkhome.com>, 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 roothog.rmkhome.com 1.5Y NetBSD 1.5Y (ROOTHOG) #45: Wed Oct 10 21:57:09
> MDT 2001 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/ROOTHOG 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.