Subject: Re: crashing when starting X
To: matthew green <>
From: Iain Hibbert <>
List: port-sparc
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)