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Re: netbsd-6 instability - vmem
On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:21:16AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> The main symptom is processes watiing on vmem. While in this state, the
> machine is up, but all processes and networking is hosed. ps from ddb
> shows many in vmem and tstile. Hitting return gets a login: prompt but
> then ^T shows vmem. Looking at pools in ddb, I see failed requests for
> mbufs and clusters, but I think this isa symptom, not the cause.
> I do have
> kern.maxvnodes = 391680
> to help with git and a repository with 269268 files. I wonder if this
> is what makes me odd.
this could be the problem. You could be running out of kernel virtual memory,
because the vnode cache eats too much VM.
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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