Measuring Free memory
lobo at bsd.com.br
Wed Mar 17 23:06:57 UTC 2010
On Wednesday 17 March 2010 21:51:11 Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 12:49 PM, Mario Lobo <lobo at bsd.com.br> 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 ren
> It is when I csup the VM to 8-STABLE the lockup occurs.
Understood now, Adam.
I have no FBSD VM, but just about every other OS vms. LeoOSx, Win7(32&64),
Several XPs, several 2003, Fedora and even an OS/2 warp. They all work. In
fact, LeoOsx and Win7 (32) are up as I type this.
The problem comes IF I change the rendering engine from Xrender to OpenGL.
Or even if a GL screensaver kicks in.
With OpenGL, Win7 freezes the host even before the login prompt, XP may run
for 5 or 50 minutes and freeze, so does the all other OSes (except Fedora but
it has no GUI)
Here is my env:
- Phenom II 955 black
- 8G Ram
- FreeBSD Papi 8.0-STABLE FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE #0 r204106M: Tue Mar 16 23:17:32
UTC 2010 root at Papi:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/LOBO amd64 <- csuped yesterday !
- (II) Mar 17 19:44:28 NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 9800 GT (G92) at(GPU-0)
- (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 195.36.15 Fri Mar 12 08:49:20
posix/SystemV/PST 2010 <- compiled yesterday ! New release.
- virtualbox-ose-devel-3.1.51.r27187 A general-purpose full virtualizer
- virtualbox-ose-kmod-devel-3.1.51.r27187 VirtualBox kernel module for FreeBSD
Latest port with Mac Support !
- KDE 4.3.5
Like I said on my last e-mail, The new driver improved on the old. With the
195.22 driver, the host would freeze even if I had Xrender enabled, and Lord
knows how many syctl and boot tweaks I tried.
FreeBSD since version 2.2.8 [not Pro-Audio.... YET!!] (99,7% winfoes FREE)
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