Subject: Re: UVM/other problems for desktop users in current?
To: Matt Rickard <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/19/2002 09:22:37
On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 01:15:35PM -0500, Matt Rickard wrote:
  | I know this has been mentioned already, but have you tried
  | increasing your kern.maxvnodes with sysctl? I was experiencing
  | similar issues on this Dell I8K (5400 RPM IDE drive, 512 MB RAM)
  | with the default maxvnodes of 17191. I first doubled it to 34382 and
  | that seemed to help. I'm now experimenting again with 68764 and it
  | does seem even better now. Doing a cvs update with multiple phoenix
  | windows open, browsing and switching between windows is performing
  | quite well.

FWIW, maxvnodes is probably "better" as a power-of-2, since the hash
table size is rounded up to the next power-of-2 anyway.