Problems with rpc.statd and PAE

Oliver Fromme olli at
Tue Aug 7 13:31:08 UTC 2007

João Carlos Mendes Luís wrote:
 > Don Lewis wrote:
 > > I've been seeing this same problem for a long time on an 7.0-CURRENT
 > > i386 machine with 1GB of RAM, and I'm not using PAE.  I haven't
 > > discovered any obvious cause for the problem.
 > It's a production file server, so I cannot make any test today, but this 
 > weekend I'll try to recompile statd to use less memory.
 > Is there a good reason to map 256M at once?

Is there a good reason _not_ to do it?

rpc.statd has always mapped 256M, for as long as FreeBSD
exists (maybe longer).  I've never had a proble with that.
Obviously it does that because it makes managing the state
data easier.  That's enough of a good reason, I think.

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