Subject: Re: Strange VM behaviour
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Chuck Silvers <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/04/2001 11:56:34
have you updated your tree lately?  jason made some changes recently that
are supposed to make this much less of a problem.


On Sun, Feb 04, 2001 at 12:13:16PM -0500, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> When my machine is heavily loaded memory-wise (which happens a lot
> with UBC) I've observed a strange behaviour.  Perhaps it's normal, but I
> doubt it.
> All of a sudden the machine freezes.  I can't move the mouse, there is no
> sound from my speakers anymore, and there is no disk activity.  This lasts
> 1 - 5 seconds and then everything is back to normal again (i.e. paging like
> crazy).
> Can anyone shed any light?  (No, I've not been able to switch console
> to get into the debugger, so no stack traces.)
>     -- Lennart