Subject: Re: Bad response...
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/31/2004 14:33:51
On Tue, 31 Aug 2004, Martin J. Laubach wrote:
>   Perhaps some magic counters would be in order

Yes, it's very difficult to know whether to increase or
decrease vm.{anon,exec,file}{min.max} if you don't know
vm.{anon,exec,file}{current,1minute,5minute,15minute}.  I wish that
sysctl had read-only variables for that sort of thing, and that systat
displayed them (on the bufcache page or the vmstat page).

--apb (Alan Barrett)