FreeBSD 5.3 freezes under heavy hdd load

Oliver Brandmueller ob at e-Gitt.NET
Mon Mar 7 09:10:11 PST 2005


On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 05:38:29PM +0100, cyb wrote:
> Could the freezes come from a faulty IDE hdd (which would mean that I
> better get rid of it), or are there other possiblities.

How much RAM do you have? I also had a freezing problem on a machine 
with 4 GB of RAM. As soon as I reduced the RAM to 2 GB the machine 
became stable. I've played around with KVA_PAGES, vm.kmem_size_max and 
could only influence the time it took to crash the machine.

- Oliver

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