Subject: Re: Excessive swapping / Memory problems
To: Vincent van Scherpenseel <>
From: Chuck Swiger <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/06/2006 11:45:26
On Sep 6, 2006, at 9:16 AM, Vincent van Scherpenseel wrote:
> 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.

"top -o size" will show you which processes are requiring lots of  
memory; it's possible that one of them is leaking, or it may simply  
be that you are trying to run too much on a machine with limited  
RAM.  Increasing the amount of RAM in your machine is probably going  
to improve the performance of the system significantly...