Subject: Re: X server freezes when doing cvs up or untarring large files
To: None <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/28/2005 16:35:45
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On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 04:22:13PM +0200, Peter Bex wrote:
> As I understand it, these values are typical for a certain usage profile.
> Would it be a too wild idea to let sysinst ask the user what the system's
> intended purpose is, and then install a matching /etc/sysctl.conf?
> For example, the above values will be put in sysctl if the user answers
> 'generic desktop', certain other values if the user answers 'webserver',
> 'streaming media server', 'mailserver', etc.

Looks like a good idea to me.  Otherwise, I'd like to see a short section
about VM sysctl tuning in the NetBSD guide, to make users more aware of the
possibility of tuning.  At least segv's recommendations seem to work very
well for me! =20


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