tmpfs panic

Dmitry Morozovsky marck at
Sun Jun 15 11:19:55 UTC 2008

On Sun, 15 Jun 2008, Kris Kennaway wrote:

KK> > Well, but loader(8) man page said:
KK> >   The default of 32MB allows the kernel to support a maximum of ~7GB of
KK> > swap. 
KK> > and I have only 4G, and system freezes with maxswzone exaustion well
KK> > before that...
KK> I think swap zone memory use is dependent on the allocation pattern (i.e.
KK> load dependent), so "a maximum" of 7GB might be the best case scenario (or
KK> it could be wrong, e.g. on amd64).  This is one of the factors that makes it
KK> hard to tune the value of maxswzone.

I see; I just doubleed the value to 64M, let's see what happened.

BTW, usage pattern to stress tmpfs is cvs2svn on FreeBSD ports repository, 
together with some rsyncs ;-)

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