Subject: Re: no buffer space available
To: None <>
From: Kevin P. Neal <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/24/2001 13:15:58
On Sat, Jun 23, 2001 at 08:30:59PM -0400, Brad Spencer wrote:
> One potential reason for this is an overloaded ppp link.  This plagued me
> when a 28.8 async. ppp link was my only connection to the Net.
> What I think occurs is that there is so much backed up traffic waiting to
> go out the pipe that the system runs out of space.  This effects UDP and
> ICMP traffic the most.

Which is totally unacceptable. 

It seems unreasonable for the link to become so backed up that nothing
can ever be sent out of it again (until it is bounced). 

Why can't it drop data with 'no buffer space' errors while it tries to
send what it does currently have in buffers?
"A method for inducing cats to exercise consists of directing a beam of
invisible light produced by a hand-held laser apparatus onto the floor ...
in the vicinity of the cat, then moving the laser ... in an irregular way
fascinating to cats,..." -- US patent 5443036, "Method of exercising a cat"