'kern.maxpipekva exceeded' messages...
des at des.no
Tue Jan 27 10:26:41 PST 2004
Mike Silbersack <silby at silby.com> writes:
> There is a limit, no single pipe can grow beyond BIG_PIPE_SIZE, which is
> presently defined as 64K. Well, unless there is a leak, of course. :)
The backup script uses exactly *one* pipe (between dump and ssh), and
that one pipe seems to make all the difference between using barely
300 kB pipe kva, and hitting the 8 MB limit...
> Is it really crashing? That's not supposed to happen. :(
Yes, it crashes when it runs out of pipekva. I wasn't there when it
happened, but I did get a frantic phone call asking what to do :|
> [snip lots of useful details and suggestions]
I'll see what I can do; with a little luck I'll have initial patches
ready over the weekend.
Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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