Subject: Re: System running out of vnodes
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Amadeus Stevenson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/25/2005 16:03:40
On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 14:59:04 +0000, Matthias Scheler <> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 02:54:58PM +0100, Amadeus Stevenson wrote:
> > > vnode: table is full - increase kern.maxvnodes or NVNODE
> >
> > 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".


I remember doing that now. But then the system hung with hundreds of
(sh) processes during the new compile. Then I gave up.