Subject: port-amd64/25276: pagedaemon consumes unreasonable amount of CPU
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/22/2004 09:28:09
>Number:         25276
>Category:       port-amd64
>Synopsis:       pagedaemon consumes unreasonable amount of CPU
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-amd64-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Apr 22 00:29:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Christopher SEKIYA
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0C

-- Chris
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System: NetBSD monkey 2.0C NetBSD 2.0C (MONKEY) #0: Tue Apr 20 15:41:18 JST 2004 wileyc@monkey:/usr/local/b/current/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/MONKEY amd64
Architecture: x86_64
Machine: amd64

	On both 2.0_BETA and -current, pagedaemon will consume unreasonable
	amounts of CPU when doing anything "serious" (i.e., spawning a vi
	process, compiling anything from pkgsrc, and so forth).  This results
	in system stalls (on machines with large amounts of memory) and
	spontaneous reboots (when memory is exhausted).

	Install NetBSD/amd64.  Start top.  Start a lengthy compile.  Watch
	the pagedaemon process jump up to the top of the process list; the
	machine should start freezing shortly thereafter.


	Not sure.  Something clearly isn't right ...