Measuring Free memory

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Wed Mar 17 21:51:12 UTC 2010

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 12:49 PM, Mario Lobo <lobo at> wrote:

> >
> > Well I hope you find the issue, I'm experiencing the same issue
> siimplying
> > trying to csup from 8-RELEASE to  8-STABLE.  From what I've been able to
> > gather I think this only applicable to amd64.  You might have a different
> > reason for wanting to know this, but I can assure you my lockups aren't
> due
> > to a lack of memory from the host anyways.  I have an order of magnitude
> > more free memory(according to top) in my hosts than my VM requires when
> >  it's running and it still locks on every csup attempt.
> >
> > Mem: 112M Active, 12M Inact, 1543M Wired, 632K Cache, 2245M Free
> >
> > VM is set to use 256MB.
> >
> Its sounds as if your FreeBSD is a GUEST. For me, FreeBSD is the HOST.
> For what its worth, the recently released nvidia driver improved something.
> SO FAR, disabling GL everywhere has stopped the freezes. I've been able to
> run
> all guests I have (one at a time for now) and none of them froze my host.
My host and VM are FreeBSD.  8-STABLE for me runs fine with current nvidia
drivers installed with GL enabled.

Host:  8.0-STABLE FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE #0: Thu Mar 11 14:45:20 CST 2010
pkg_info |grep nvidia
nvidia-driver-195.22 NVidia graphics card binary drivers for hardware OpenGL

It is when I csup the VM to 8-STABLE the lockup occurs.

Adam Vande More

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