Subject: Re: NetBSD crashing under high memory usage
To: Feico Dillema <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/06/2004 10:31:05
> > connecting to any port succeed but then it waits forever, or disconnect
> > immediately (depends).
> >
> > locally - all that can be done is console changing with CTRL-ALT-F*.
> >
> > nothing else.
> I've seen recently similar symptoms on a i386 running 1.6.2 that ran
> out-of-swap due to some rsync jobs. Happened three times, only once
> I was still able to ssh into the machine and reboot it, the other
> two times symptoms as above. Adding a big swap partitition made the
> problem go away for us.

this machine doesn't run out of swap for sure (1GB swap available, about
200 used)

> The machine uses softdeps and nullfs filsystems, nothing wierd
> otherwise. Pentium III 666 Mhz, 1GB of memory, 1GB of swap (now 7GB
> swap), 600GB of disk (ffs).
> Feico.