FreeBSD 5.3 freezes under heavy hdd load

cyb "cyb." at
Mon Mar 7 10:01:39 PST 2005

On Mon, 2005-03-07 at 09:54 -0700, John Nielsen wrote:
> Flaky memory or power supply are also possibilities.

On Mon, 2005-03-07 at 18:10 +0100, Oliver Brandmueller wrote:
> 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.

I have 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 DDR memory, memtest86 hasn't found anything.


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