Subject: Re: system unresponsive with recent viaide changes
To: Nicolas Joly <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/30/2006 20:15:07
On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 01:23:12AM +0100, Nicolas Joly wrote:
> [...]
> Here is the scenario i made, and the memory/swap footprint seen with
> top(1):
> 1) Boot kernel, everything fine.
> Memory: 41M Act, 4068K Wired, 9556K Exec, 11M File, 290M Free
> Swap: 4096M Total, 4096M Free
> 2) build kernel (no parallelism). After some time swapping arise ...
> Memory: 9756K Act, 5256K Inact, 4004K Wired, 4280K Exec, 2220K File, 1252K Free
> Swap: 4096M Total, 78M Used, 4018M Free
> 3) hit ^C before situation becomes too bad; and wait some time before
>    recover.
> Memory: 8224K Act, 2428K Inact, 4084K Wired, 3204K Exec, 4364K File, 5584K Free
> Swap: 4096M Total, 24M Used, 4072M Free

It's weird, where did the memory go ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference