Subject: Re: sysctl, vm.filemin
To: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 01/11/2004 15:25:56
Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Thus spake Perry E. Metzger ("PEM> ") sometime Today...
> PEM> > I'm not able to control this variable:
> PEM> > # sysctl -w vm.filemin=0
> PEM> > vm.filemin: 10 -> 0
> PEM> > # sysctl vm.filemin
> PEM> > vm.filemin = 10
> PEM> > ???
> PEM> 0 is probably not a valid value for it. If you could set it to 0, your
> PEM> machine would likely stop working.
> For vm.filemax, sure, but for file->min<- ?!? How would that be?
Pressure from other things could drive your disk buffers to zero, and
you need at least *some*.
Perry E. Metzger email@example.com