vmstat question

David Rio drio at perpels.com
Fri Jun 27 01:12:09 PDT 2003


On Thu, Jun 26, 2003 at 02:26:30PM -0400, Jason Lieurance wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I have FreeBSD 4.7 on a P3 933mhz, 18 GB U320 HD, Adaptec 29160
> controller, and 512 MB DDR ram. When I ran vmstat -w 3 the b under
> processes shows a constant 10 forever. Is this a concern or is it nothing?
> Our system is a DNS, web, and email server. Thanks.
> 

Well, it means that 10 process are blocked for resources (see vmstat(8)).
That is not a good thing.
What are you running on this server-machine?


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