Subject: Re: NMBCLUSTERS being reused?
To: None <>
From: J. Scott Edwards <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/06/2002 21:02:01
On Thu, 5 Dec 2002, David S. wrote:

> >
> > I have this i386 running NetBSD 1.6 and it's connected to a 10Mbs Lan
> > through a Linksys USB100M adapter (RealTek 8150).  As soon a I tried to
> > send a file over to another machine I got the "out of nmbclusters" thing.
> > So I bumped it up to 4096.  Tonight I tried to send some larger files over
> > and "out of nmbclusters" again.  So I bumped it up to 8192, then 16384,
> > finally 32768.
> >
> > But the curious thing is.  Now I can scp a 50 MB file and don't run out
> > of buffers.  BUT then the next time I try to send a large file (say 30MB),
> > it gets partway through and runs out of buffers.  Could there be a
> > nmbcluster leak?
> Before blaming a memory leak, I'd try another card.  Those Realtek ones
> are crap.
> David S.

I can't argue with that.  But this machine has no expansion slots so USB
is the only choice.  If someone can recommend a better USB to Ethernet
adapter I could try to find one.