Trying to debug bind 9.3.1 out of memory problem.

Ulrich Spoerlein q at
Fri Apr 8 13:22:42 PDT 2005

On Wed, 06.04.2005 at 16:07:11 -0500, Matthew D. Fuller wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 04:43:43PM -1000 I heard the voice of
> Booker Apelin, and lo! it spake thus:
> > 
> > It would be nice to know what the default values are and what the
> > numbers affect specifically.  Like does it change the process max to
> > 1GB now?  I tried googling and looking through the handbook for an
> > explanation of these options but couldn't find anything definitive.
> > If anybody has a link or a doc that describe how this works I'd
> > appreciate it.
> The comment in sys/conf/NOTES is a reasonable thumbnail:
> [snip]

I think we should really make it clear (somewhere), that one doesn't
have to rebuild the Kernel to change these values. IMHO
/boot/loader.conf is the right place to out the overrides.

I reckon that many people don't know about this, so here we go (could
use a better wording though...)

Ulrich Spörlein
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Ok, which part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn."
didn't you understand?
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--- NOTES.orig	Fri Apr  8 22:13:58 2005
+++ NOTES	Fri Apr  8 22:17:52 2005
@@ -87,7 +87,8 @@
 # the limit.  MAXSSIZ is the maximum that the stack limit can be
 # set to.  You might want to set the default lower than the max,
 # and explicitly set the maximum with a shell command for processes
-# that regularly exceed the limit like INND.
+# that regularly exceed the limit like INND.  You can also override
+# them on a per-boot basis via loader(8) or loader.conf(5).
 options 	MAXDSIZ=(1024UL*1024*1024)
 options 	MAXSSIZ=(128UL*1024*1024)
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