FreeBSD 5.1-R kernel panic

Stephane Raimbault segr at
Thu Jul 24 02:20:18 PDT 2003

Thanks for getting back to me regarding that point Scott.

I recently realized that I was miss-understanding how much free memory I had
on the system, and I doubt I even need the full 4Gig's.

Perhaps I can re-confirm how to check how much free real memory is available
on the system.

Looking at the top command, add the Inact and Free memory?

Mem: 180M Active, 499M Inact, 213M Wired, 76K Cache, 112M Buf, 2999M Free

so in this case, 3498 actual free memory?  Or is there a more accurate way
in determining how much memory is left in the system to be used... basically
I'm trying to find the indicator I should be monitoring that should tell me
if I need to add more ram to the system then I currently have.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Long" <scottl at>
Newsgroups: mailing.freebsd.current
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 14:09
Subject: Re: FreeBSD 5.1-R kernel panic

> Stephane Raimbault wrote:
> > Hi Thanks for your response,
> >
> > I do not have PAE enabled... I've been hesitant of turning it on, I'm
> > sure if it's too stable, I noticed that the asr driver is in the
> > list in the PAE kernel config file and I use the asr driver for my
> > 2015S raid card.  If you think its safe to enable PAE with my current
> > please let me know, I do have 2 more gig's of ram in this particular box
> > that I'd like to enable if it doesn't compromise system stability.
> >
> The asr(4) driver will likely not operate correctly in a PAE
> environment.  There is no estimated time frame for fixing this either.
> Scott
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