FreeBSD 5.3 problem on Dual AMD64 2.2GHz with 8GB RAM

Tomaz Borstnar tomaz.borstnar at
Mon Nov 1 05:22:55 PST 2004

At 09:00 29.10.2004, Scott Long wrote:

>The ips driver looks like it will fail under heavy load when more than 4GB 
>of RAM is present.  I tries to force busdma to not defer requests
>when the bounce page reserve is low, but that looks to be broken and
>will result in corrupted commands.

could this be the reason for my failure to install any FreeBSD 5.3 version 
to same type of machine (eserver 325) except with 5 gigs of RAM? When it 
appeared to be working it ALWYAS crashed while writing files to filesystem 
- UFS1, UFS2, softupdates - nothing changed this.


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