Subject: Re: X server freezes when doing cvs up or untarring large files
To: Geert Hendrickx <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/28/2005 12:32:29
On Fri, 28 Oct 2005, Geert Hendrickx wrote:

> Hi there,
> I often see my X server completely freeze for 10 seconds or more when doing
> a cvs up, or untarring a large file.  I notice this problem especially on
> machines with a lot (1Gb) of RAM.  Is this normal/acceptable, or a known
> problem, or just a matter of tuning things here?

Tuning... This has been up before. The default tuning allows too much
memory be used for disk buffers and disk cache, making applications (such
as X) suffer.


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