Subject: Re: Swapping - Problem in NetBSD/vax 1.5_ALPHA2 Sep. 12th
To: Frederik Meerwaldt <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/30/2000 17:30:13
On Sat, Sep 30, 2000 at 04:33:19PM +0200, Frederik Meerwaldt wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a VAXstation 2000, with 4 MBs of RAM. I installed NetBSD on the
> RD54 in the VS2000. But as soon as NetBSD activates the swap, it
> hangs. Here the last lines from the boot:
> rd0 at hdc0 drive 0: RD54
> rd0: size 311200 sectors
> si0 at vsbus0 csr 0x200c0080 vec 770 ipl 14 maskbit 1
> si0: NCR5380, SCSI ID 7
> scsibus0 at si0: 8 targets, 8 luns per target
> smg0 at vsbus0 csr 0x200f0000 vec 104 ipl 14 maskbit 3
> wsdisplay0 at smg0
> wsdisplay0: screen 0-7 added (128x57, vt100 emulation)
> scsibus0: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle...
> boot device: rd0
> root on rd0a dumps on rd0b
> Clock has gained 6 days - CHECK AND RESET THE DATE.
> root file system type: ffs
> swapctl: adding /dev/rd0b as swap device at priority 0
> I noticed this problem, too when I netbooted the machine, and then did a
> swapon. It doesn't matter if I swap over the Network in a swapfile or if I
> swap to a swap partition. It just hangs.
> Is this a known bug? Is it already fixed in later releases? If no, will it
> be fixed? If yes, when? :-).

I notice hangs on my uVAX 3300 (diskless) too; worked fine with 1.5_ALPHA.
Mine hangs only under load (e.g. make build) but it may just be because I
have more RAM (24M) so it doesn't swap at startup.

Manuel Bouyer <>