Subject: Re: swap_pager_clean: clean of page xxx000 faile
To: Mark W. Eichin <>
From: Trent McNair <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 12/13/1995 21:41:06
On Wed, 13 Dec 1995, Mark W. Eichin wrote:

> I've just gotten a 68881 installed in one of my 3/50's, and the netbsd
> installation mostly works. I've been running some memory (and thus
> swap) intensive jobs, and end up with a load of
> 	swap_pager_clean: clean of page xxx000 failed
> messages and a machine that responds only to ping and L1-A. This is
> with a slightly out-of-date kernel:
> 	NetBSD 1.0A (GENERIC) #31: Mon Aug 21 16:38:21 EDT 1995
> so an answer of "thow that out and try again" is reasonable... I'm
> mostly interested in knowing if anyone has seen the like before..

This happened to me also.  I have a 3/50 w/ the 68881 and running 
diskless w/ linux serving.  I erased my swap file temporarily to create 
enough disk space to unpack the comp package on my drive. I neglected to 
remake the swap space before I rebooted and experienced the same error 
you are having. There was some limited functionability of the system, but 
it did finally crash (I messed around with it a while to see how long it 
would keep going).  Needless to say adding the swap file back solved the 
problem.  So I guess where I'm going with all this is that maybe your 
swap space isn't large enough (I'm assuming your 3/50 has 4M, so swap 
should be a minimum of 8M).  This is purely a guess on my part, so I 
could be _completely_ wrong.

Trent McNair