Subject: Re: very positive change after upgrading from rel 1.5 to current
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From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/23/2003 19:11:25
> 1) how about BUFPAGES, while it's still 5% default while it now buffers
> only metadata not data.
> i set it to 4MB on 192MB machine, looks more than enough.
> or am i wrong?

Unless I've misinterpreted the the figures.
Don't try searching the full NetBSD source tree - you need at least
one buffer per directory in order to stop disk thrashing.
(as well as one inode per source file).

I must allocate even more space for buffers - unless anyone plans to
put directories through the UBC (could directory fragments share a 


David Laight: