Subject: Crashes :(
To: None <port-sparc@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paul Boven <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 12/11/1996 17:38:53
Hi everyone,

Three times this week now my machine has frozen up completely, requiring a
stop-A and boot to get back to life. This happens roughly one in four times
when I try to link octave, a rather huge programm for mathematical simulations.
With 80704 k swap, in use for 78%, the linker has repeatedly hung my system.
I admit that a linking stage that takes about 64M of virtual memory and 20
minutes to process is a bit huge, but still, it's userland, and should not
be able to crash my machine. Does anyone have suggestions on how to isolate,
test, document, patch or whatever this weakness? 
System is a Sparc ELC running kernel supped apx. nov 19th, 28M fys, 
swap is divided over two disks (30M and 50M) 

Paul Boven, <>  PE1NUT  QRV 145.575 JO32KF
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