Subject: Re: OT: recommendation for vm tuning for anoncvs mirror?
To: Jeff Rizzo <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/26/2005 23:08:36
> I'm setting up a machine for a mirror of anoncvs, and it has 4G of RAM.  I'm 
> trying to take maximum advantage of it to keep the CVS repository in RAM (in 
> case it's not clear, this is the NetBSD CVS repository, which is over 3G is 
> size) to maximize performance.
> Despite various tweaks I've made to things, I'm having a hard time getting 
> the file cache (which is the one I assume I should care about) much over 1.5G

maybe not enough vnodes still (how many files are there), and vm.filemax 
to more than 50%, filemin maybe more too, down.

> - consequently things get pretty slow at times.  Can anyone who might already 
> be running an anoncvs mirror suggest some settings to start with?  I've also 
> bumped kern.maxvnodes to 500000.
> Thanks,
> +j