Subject: Excessive swapping / Memory problems
To: None <>
From: Vincent van Scherpenseel <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/06/2006 18:16:11
Hi list,

Since last week I'm having problems with processes getting Killed out of 
nowhere on my NetBSD 1.6.2 machine. I searched the /var/log/messages log 
and learnt that this is due to the machine running out of swap.

When I run 'top' it shows me this:
Memory: 38M Act, 23M Inact, 1792K Wired, 5016K Exec, 25M File, 10M Free
Swap: 256M Total, 256M Used, 336K Free

dmesg shows:
total memory = 97904 KB
avail memory = 87520 KB

There is 1 stick of 64mb SD-RAM in the machine and 1 stick of 32mb.
Is my assumption right that the memory is most probably faulty?

Kind regards,
Vincent van Scherpenseel