fetch hangs, part 2

Conrad J. Sabatier conrads at cox.net
Sun Jul 18 11:48:58 PDT 2004


On 18-Jul-2004 Matt White wrote:
> I looked in the archives and saw that a couple of others also had
> this 
> problem.  Fetch is getting distributions for ports and it'll just
> hang. 
> Killing the build and restarting it will usually cause it to advance.
> Did 
> any of you guys who saw this problem before come up with a solution?

I found that changing my buffer size settings made all the difference. 
I had been using the following in /etc/sysctl.conf:

net.inet.tcp.recvspace=131072
net.inet.tcp.sendspace=65536

Changing them to:

net.inet.tcp.recvspace=65536
net.inet.tcp.sendspace=32768

Solved the problem.

-- 
Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at cox.net> -- "In Unix veritas"


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