Subject: Re: ARM PCI init.
To: port-arm <>
From: Snorlax <>
List: port-arm
Date: 01/22/2004 23:28:25
> On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, Allen Briggs wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 09:18:34AM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> > > If you don't want to use swap, then simply don't configure it.  NetBSD
> > > does not require swap space to operate correctly (I work with a number
> > > of configurations, from large memory to small ones, where no swap is
> > > configured).
> >
> > Depending on what you're running on the platform, it probably makes
> > sense to retune some of the VM parameters, though.
> Would you mind giving some examples for future reference? Say, running X,
> no window manager and one or two X-clients on a 16MB machine.
> My general experience is that situations at the upper limits of memory,
> resource limits, nmbclusters, etc. tend to be troublesome. As an example,
> the Blaster virus, which flood-pinged sequential probably non-existent
> addresses, tended to be fatal for a NetBSD NAT box (mean an effective DoS
> due to kernel panics).

Just for reference, I don't intend to run X on the box so memory load should
be able to be kept at a reasonable level. The box is only ment as a disk
server. But still without VM : )