Subject: Re: New features in NetBSD 2.0
To: SODA Noriyuki <>
From: Daniel de Kok <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 10/13/2004 08:35:34
On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 07:25:43AM +0900, SODA Noriyuki wrote:
> Currently sysctl(8) doesn't mention the vm.bufcache variable... ;-/
> At least the following variables should be added to the man page:
> 	vm.bufcache
> 	vm.bufmem
> 	vm.bufmem_lowater
> 	vm.bufmem_hiwater

I'll make a patch for that today.

> and the change must be pulled up to 2.0 branch, but I'm not sure
> it will be in time for 2.0 release...

Well, manual page changes may be pulled up ;-).

> Perhaps mentioning the variable in /Documentation/tune/stune.html
> and refering to the page may be safer.

For the time being, yep.

> Well, it speeds up not only memory allocation but also memory
> reference, if there are many vm_map entries.

Ok, added.

> Also, we should find a place to describe $PTHREAD_CONCURRENCY.
> Currently pthread(3) man page doesn't mention this environment
> varaible, and this should be fixed. Also it may be worth mentioning
> this variable somewhere in

stune.html seems to be the right place.

-- Daniel