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re: pegasosII hung with new kernel - page daemon spinning

> >> That's interessting what size does the arena have on the system with
> >> 512mb? Probably limited by NKMEMPAGES_MAX_DEFAULT, so it might need to
> >> be larger on those.
> > 
> > i noticed macppc already defines this to 256MB.  trying that now.
> > 
> > 
> > .mrg.
> > 
> Yes, that's what I think. Having the limit at 1/3 of the kernel address
> space size make sense.
> I don't know for sure but the kernel address space and user address
> space on powerpc are disjunct right? So we are not really limited at all
> like on i386.

KVA on ppc is limited to 512MB i am told.  would you then
recommend more like 170MB?

this works, though there was a long long pause i thought there
was a problem why my build was running though GCC.  that's a
different issue, though again it was the page daemon cpu
spinning for a long time.  i wonder if it should sleep for a
second if it has looped more than N times in a row without 
entering the wait section of the loop.  for N=1000 maybe?


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