Subject: Re: kernel_map very fragmented?
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Frank Kardel <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/05/2004 08:50:18
Andrew Brown wrote:
> it used to be the case that my (i386/1.6ZI) kernel_map had around 20
> or so entries (as indicated by "pmap 0 | wc -l" (yes, i know that's
> off by one)).  nowadays, my kernel loiters between ~2600 and ~2900,
> most of which look like they ought to be mergeable.  that's a large
> change.
> is anyone else seeing this behavior?
Yepp - see thread "from cheeta to snail..." on this list for higher
numbers. The issues there might be related to kernel_map fragmentation.