portupgrade eats my swap space

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Wed Jan 18 00:46:27 PST 2006

On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 02:50:10PM +0700, Roger Merritt wrote:

> OK, my problem doesn't seem to be exactly the same. My machine hangs, and 
> when I check it the console screen is filled with the message, "swap-pager: 
> indefinite wait buffer: bufobj: 0, blkno: 26650, size: 4096" and at that 
> point the only thing I can do is a hard reboot -- it's not reacting to 
> input at all.

You probably have a failing HD.  Back up and replace before the damage
becomes worse and you lose data.

> My /etc/make.conf in its entirety is
> # added by use.perl 2006-01-18 08:04:37
> PERL_VER=5.8.7
> I was surprised to find there is no /etc/defaults/make.conf any more -- 
> that may have something to do with it. I haven't been paying very close 
> attention until now.

Nope, it's in /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf now.  The file is
entirely commented out so it was a NOP to have it in /etc/defaults.

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