Subject: re: Autosizing NVNODE
To: David Brownlee <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/30/2003 13:45:28
   	NVNODE defaults to (NPROC + NTEXT + 100), which is generally
   	way too small on a machine running in any kind of fileserving
   	capacity. It can be set in a kernel config, but that can make
   	sharing a kernel between machines with widely different memory
   	values difficult.
   	What do people think of a BUFCACHE like value which would allow
   	you to pick a percentage of memory to use for NVNODE?
   	Thoughts for a sane name? :)

since ubc, i've been running with NVNODE=(4*((NPROC + NTEXT + 100)).

it seems like a much more sensible default...