Subject: Re: softdeps + 2.0_RC4 = crash
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Petermann <email@example.com>
Date: 11/07/2004 17:11:46
On Sun, 7 Nov 2004 17:06:52 +0200
Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am now running the 2.0_RC4 kernel on my desktop system. I can still
> crash the system with gimp. All I need to do is save a large image to
> /tmp (where the gimp swap file also lives). The system panics (I guess,
> can't see the console behind X).
Can you please post your disklabel-scheme?
Default install of NetBSD 2.0 makes /tmp as memory filesystem (mfs) which
means, the filesystem is build into some kind of ramdisk.
If you create large files in /tmp, the systems memory decreases and the
kernel has to swap out. If /tmp grows further more, maybe the swap is full
which means a total out of memory -> kernel hangs. I had the same problems
with AudaCity - resolved it by setting /tmp to a real disklabel on harddisc.
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