Subject: Re: softdeps + 2.0_RC4 = crash
To: Brian Buhrow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jukka Marin <email@example.com>
Date: 11/08/2004 21:10:35
On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 10:52:51AM -0800, Brian Buhrow wrote:
> Hello. I've been running with softdeps enabled on many 2.0_BETA
> machines for many months now, and nary a problem. However, I wonder if
> your large swap partition might be responsible for your panics.
Well, my laptop has a 1 GB swap and it paniced several times (softdeps
related) while building large things in pkgsrc.
> I wonder, because your partition is so large, if, rather than whining,
> your kernel is merely panicing when it can't index the swap partition, and,
> because softdeps excercise the buffer cache heavily, if you aren't running
> into this bug, thinking it is a softdep problem, rather than an inability
> for you to manage all of that swap?
I have seen some panic messages in the past and they were in the softdeps