Subject: Re: crashing when starting X
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Iain Hibbert <email@example.com>
Date: 12/23/1996 22:22:32
On Mon, 23 Dec 1996, matthew green wrote:
> anyway, the new kernel panics and dies if I try to start an X session,
> or do any big compiles. It goes like this.. anybody any ideas?
> if you boot the old kernel, run this:
> (gdb) set nbuf=128
> this will limit the number of buffers. this is caused by the changed of
> MAXBSIZE, which has shown itself to be rather annoying on lower end sparcs,
> and we must (for now) work around with the above. there are also others
> options available; i mailed them to this list recently.
I tried this nbuf=128 thing, but get no luck with it - it still crashes if
I do any big things.. I actually got an X session going in the end but it
died when I fired up pine..
strangely enough, "print nbuf" before I did the set showed it to be zero
- is this right? (I hadn't actually run the kernel yet when I tried it)
but it shows it to be 128 now (permanently)