Subject: Re: MicroVax II with 5 Mb of memory occasionally hangs
To: Chuck McManis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bernhard H. Buckel <email@example.com>
Date: 07/12/1999 11:38:52
>>>>> "Chuck" == Chuck McManis <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Chuck> Hi Doug, It sounds very much like you are encountering the
Chuck> dreaded 'swap and die' bug. You have a couple of choices,
Same here :-( Anyway, it's a small comfort that I'm not alone...
Chuck> the first is to add more memory (not always possible I
Well, I run a VS2000 with 14MB RAM which is the maximum. I don't think
that a kernel will compile without swapping <SIGH>. I'll try this
Chuck> know) the other is to disable swapping (take swap out of
Chuck> the configuration) This means you will have programs that
Chuck> die for lack of VM but you should get to run longer. (trade
Hmmm - one might guess that Doug's MV with 5 MB will be pretty useless
until this is fixed :-(
Chuck> offs) Ragge has a couple of bug fixes in -current that
Chuck> might help.
Does this mean that the kernels at subzero don't show this nasty
behaviour or do I have to get the -current sources and try to compile
them without swap?
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