Subject: Re: Bad response...
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2004 10:34:16
On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Chuck Silvers wrote:

> on that machine, if you do "sysctl -w vm.filemax=12", then the VM system
> will never use more than 12% (ie. around 16 MB) of RAM to cache file data
> if anything else wants to use the memory beyond that.  there is no way
> to make the VM system leave RAM sitting around completely unused.
> note that these percentages are only talking about regular file data,
> not metadata.  the limit on memory used for metadata is controlled by
> a different sysctl tunable, vm.bufmem_hiwater.  the default value for
> that appears to be 15% of RAM.  you can see the current amount of memory
> used for this via the sysctl node vm.bufmem.

Where are the vm.* MIBs documented? (Where are they documented on a 1.6.x

 Jeremy C. Reed