Subject: Re: Problems with NetBSD-current kernels after 2005-10-04
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/11/2005 17:17:57
On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 09:48:32AM -0600, Greg Oster wrote:
> > The panic which I've posted this morning might be related to tmpfs.
> > Thomas Klausner who is not seeing panics any more isn't using it.
> > Peter Postma's and my system both use it and crash frequently.
> tmpfs uses 2K of kernel memory per file. With lots of files in a
> tmpfs, it's very easy to exhaust kernel memory... (Bumping NKMEMPAGES
> does help, but it doesn't solve the problem)
"tmpfs" has already been ruled out as the reason for the crashes.
If it would however exhaust kernel memory I would expect a
"cannot alloc something" panic but not these faults.
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/