swap_pager on cloud server

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Wed May 17 01:25:02 UTC 2017

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 8:10 PM, David Mehler <dave.mehler at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I've got a FreeBSd 10.3 vps. Today it started giving me:
> swap_pager: indefinite wait buffer: bufobj: 0, blkno: 249488, size: 16384
> When it does this my ssh session becomes unresponsive. The vps service
> offers out of ban services so that I can have an ssh serial console
> access. This issue even locks up the console. The only solution is a
> reboot.
> I've read that the issue is one of paging and swap not being able to
> be written to disk.
> The disks are all virtual I do not believe these disks can go bad so
> I'm assuming it's software or system configuration.
> I'd appreciate any suggestions.

What is the output of:
# swapinfo


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