Subject: Re: panic: kmem malloc: mb_map too small
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@BALVENIE.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
Date: 10/23/1995 06:43:15
> As computer networks get larger, and applications grow increasingly
> network-oriented, I would tend to favor the default NMBCLUSTERS being
> raised from 256/512 to 1024/2048 (without/with GATEWAY). Just like we
> recently raised CHILD_MAX frm 40 to 80, the lower value just doesn't seem
> to make sense for modern systems anymore...
The allocation should be fixed so that it doesn't panic in that case.
It shouldn't, and it's not very hard to fix, even "the right way."
Then, if there's _still_ a need, consider changing the default.
There's no reason to waste the memory unless you _know_ you need it,
and there are more places, by far, that don't need it than that do.