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Re: USB umass hard drive "failed to create xfers" when attaching (Paul Goyette) writes:

>So, sounds like "something somewhere isn't quite right (tm)".  I would
>have expected a memory allocation failure to automatically trigger some
>mechanism to reclaim some of the file cache...

It's not the file cache. Freeing the file cache however also cleans up
other data structures in KVA space and that helps. Something that almost
always helps is to reduce the value of the kernel variable desiredvnodes
(you may restore it a few seconds later).

Since free memory is not the problem, none of this is triggered automatically.

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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