Subject: Re: System running out of vnodes
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/25/2005 14:59:04
On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 02:54:58PM +0100, Amadeus Stevenson wrote:
> > vnode: table is full - increase kern.maxvnodes or NVNODE
> > 
> > What could cause this? "kern.maxvnodes" is set to 131072 on that system
> > (NetBSD-i386 2.0.2). It was building KDE 3.4 at that point of time but
> > I've never seen an error like this before while building packages.
> I've had this before on a ss5 trying to compile mozilla-firefox from pkgsrc.
> You have to recompile the kernel to increase this right?

No, "sysctl -w kern.maxvnodes=..." is all you need. And if you want to make
that setting permanent you add "kern.maxvnodes=..." to "/etc/sysctl.conf".

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler