Subject: Some wacky problems...
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Chuck Van Tilburg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/14/1994 09:50:49
I am running 13 VTech 486DX2/66 machines configured with 16 Megs of
memory and NE2000 cards at NetBSD 1.0. They have root and swap on a
local IDE drive, but get most of everything else (/usr/share, user space,
software space, XF86) from a DEC 5000/260 Ultrix 4.3A server. We are
seeing the following problems and I wonder if anyone has any suggestions
about how one might go about solving them and provide some advice
about shared library interaction with NFS:
a) Random large freezes (presumably due to NFS latency?) on
the order of 4-10 seconds.
b) Mwm does not see its config files (this is built from 1.2
source under XF863.1 (same thing happened under 2.1.1)
c) Mosaic will lock up when a substring search is attempted in
the current page. (Motif? OS?)
d) Random lockups under heavy X load. Could this have something
to do with NFS latency? The X libraries are on an NFS
partition and may not be very tolerant of delays.
Also, I have not been getting SUP updates when the connection goes
through. Most of the time SUP is NOT able to connect to sun-lamp.
Did the SUP parameters change with the release of 1.0? I want to
continue to track -current.