Subject: Re: Strange behavior with -j 4
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/27/2002 20:09:32
On Sun, 27 Oct 2002 13:52:04 -0500
"Steven M. Bellovin" <> wrote:

> Might it be thrashing on memory?  How much RAM do you have?  Can you 
> check what was happening to the swap rate at that point?

( What do you mean by swap rate? Just to say that when it happened that,
the disk was not either reading nor writting )

I don't think it's swapping. I have 384mb of ram and 500 of swap, and
swapctl says (now):

$ swapctl -l
Device      1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Priority
/dev/wd1b      512064        0   512064     0%    0

It has not been used during the whole day, it seems.


Julio Merino ( <>