Subject: Re: vmstat
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: mat <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 02/08/1995 14:43:09
At 11:34 AM 2/8/95, Chris Jones wrote:

>Now that my machine seems to be relatively happy (IIcx, 5M RAM,
>internal & external drives), I've been trying to tune it for better
>performance.  However, vmstat doesn't seem to do what it's supposed
>to.  I'm sure I'm not reading avm and free right, but that's a user
>error.  :)  My problem is that vmstat (iostat, too) doesn't tell me
>anything about the drives it's connected to.  For names of drives, I
>get a series of "?0"'s.  Does anybody have a system where this stuff
>works?  Or am I reading it wrong?

You need to get binaries that agree with the kernel; try picking them up
from someone running a reasonably -current set.

As for performance; the first suggestion I'd make is more RAM. I'm actually
impressed that MacBSD is happy with 5 megs! Upgrading to 8mb should reduce
your swap activity quite a bit.

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