Subject: Re: NFS swap problems?
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Drochner <email@example.com>
Date: 08/23/1995 10:13:30
Excerpts from netbsd: 22-Aug-95 Re: NFS swap problems? der
>> At work, I have a Sun 3/260 running diskless (because I haven't
>> installed the latest-greatest sun3 boot code yet) that, under heavy
>> load (well, building the tree), hangs solid from time to time. I
>> noticed this at home on my 3/50 before I installed a disk on it.
> My experience is a little different. I have a -3/150 (basically, a
> -3/160 with a smaller cardcage), which I was running diskless off my
> NeXT. When building the tree, it would lose randomly. I mean things
> like make mysteriously complaining it was unable to allocate memory.
> Like nm coredumping in the "ar `lorder *.o | tsort`" phase of library
> building. Like inexplicable and unrepeatable errors from cc.
I have 2 i386-PCs running diskless NetBSD-1.0 for a while.
When I build a new kernel, sometimes I have different
1. Some of the object files have length 0 -> linker complains.
2. The kernel binary contains zeroed-out Pages.
A second try works in most cases.
It doesn't hang or crash.