Subject: NetBSD 1.1 crashes when it's out of VM?
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Craig Metz <>
List: port-i386
Date: 04/22/1996 14:56:08
	I have a 386 box with NetBSD 1.1 (release) installed. I am trying to
build a kernel with debugging symbols on this machine (long story). When the
build gets to the final link phase, the system starts paging like mad (which
is understandable -- the machine has 8MB of physical memory). After a short
while, though, the chugging stops. At this point, the machine is basically
dead. The console driver still seems to be working, but nothing in user
space appears to be running and ^C won't kill ld. My guess is that NetBSD
is running out of VM (a kernel link takes a lot of VM, debugging symbols
surely don't help) and then not dealing with this very gracefully.

	Is this a known and/or fixed problem?

	(I can build kernels w/o debug symbols fine, so building first from
a fixed snapshot is feasable)