Subject: 2.0beta performance
To: NetBSD Users <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/27/2004 13:10:19

My desktop machine (AMD Athlon XP 2600+ with 1 GB RAM) has been up for 44
days now (ever since I stopped using gimp which causes a softdep panic).
The more time passes, the slower the system becomes.  At the moment, almost
everything I do causes massive paging which freezes everything (mp3 play,
mouse pointer, shells etc.).  The freeze lasts 5 to 10 seconds and during
this time, the machine appears to get nothing useful done.

When I run gcc or view images with gqview, systat shows high CPU system
time usage (30-40-50%) when you'd expect to see the CPU with 95% user time.

I'm pretty sure a reboot would "fix" the problem, but before that, is there
anything I should check to see what causes this problem?  I didn't see this
under 1.6, so it might be connected to the new buffer cache system or some

load averages:  2.34,  2.10,  1.95                             13:08:43
238 processes: 1 runnable, 205 sleeping, 31 stopped, 1 on processor
CPU states:  0.0% user,  0.0% nice,  0.0% system,  0.5% interrupt, 99.5% idle
Memory: 428M Act, 218M Inact, 5280K Wired, 102M Exec, 239M File, 17M Free
Swap: 16G Total, 943M Used, 15G Free