Subject: Re: Bad response...
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2004 20:59:19
On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> 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, execmax and anonmax is in that list you quoted. :-)

Anyhow, I've twisted all the vm.*min and vm.*max, and actually did get the 
response back into the system. But which parameter did it, or if it was a 
combination of them, I don't know.


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