Subject: Re: Bad response...
To: Aidan Kehoe <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2004 20:43:56
On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 04:49:36PM +0100, Aidan Kehoe wrote:
> # Taken from Christan Biere's message 20031216002708.GA358@cyclonus 
> vm.anonmin=50 
> vm.anonmax=90 
> vm.execmin=5 
> vm.execmax=90 
> vm.filemin=5 
> vm.filemax=10 
> I _think_ I was seeing the issues you are describing, and that these settings
> resolved it, but I honestly don't remember any more. Anyway, vm.filemax does
> what you ask there, if I'm reading sysctl(3) correctly. 

You also need to bump execmax and anonmax, otherwise some memory may still
be allocated to the data cache while the system is paging.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference