'kern.maxpipekva exceeded' messages...

Mike Silbersack silby at silby.com
Tue Jan 27 11:13:33 PST 2004

On Tue, 27 Jan 2004, Dag-Erling [iso-8859-1] Smørgrav wrote:

> 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 :|

Double whoa.  You'd better see if you can recreate this problem before
investigating any of what I wrote; the code as it exists right now should
have handled that situation without a problem.

Mike "Silby" Silbersack

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