On 2014-06-11 18:36, O. Hartmann wrote:
> I use my boxes for daily work and in most cases, the usage of applications is 
> the same.
> Compiling the OS and updating ports while having claws-mail and firefox 
> opened is some
> usual scenario.
> I realise since a couple of weeks, if not months now, but always sticky to 
> 11.0-CURRENT,
> that the system is even with 8 GB RAM very quickly out of memory and 
> swapping. As of
> today - updating CURRENT (buildword) and also updating ports. Nothing else 
> except
> firefox. And the box is using 1% swapspace.
> It is hard to reproduce or give exact numbers or any more scientific values. 
> But the way
> I do my work is monotonic and it is more than obvious that the box is 
> swapping much
> faster right now than, say, 6 months ago. The problem occurs on different 
> hardware types,
> one box has 8 GB, the other 32GB.
> There are some strange behaviours when compiling ports or the OS itself 
> sometimes. I very
> often linker errors with something like
> [...] relocation truncated to fit: R_X86_64_PC32 [...]
> This strange behaviour sometimes occurs immediately I switched on the box and 
> start
> updating and building world (nothing else done so far) or updating a port. 
> When this
> error occurs, I reboot and do the very same job again - and then suddenly it 
> works. It
> seems I can not reproduce this problem either. It occurs on 11.0-CURRENT 
> since a couple
> of weeks by now and affects different hardware types (as with the unspecific 
> swapping
> experience mentioned above, either 8GB and 32GB, but it occurs on the 8GB 
> bixes much more
> often than on the 32GB system).
> I'm sorry about this unspecific reporting, but since I observe this strange 
> behaviour but
> can not successfully reproduce it by will I suspect something "faulty". I did 
> already RAM
> checks on the systems affected - without any abnormal occurence of memory 
> faults or so.
> Regards,
> oh

What does 'top' show. It probably holds the answer
or top -S -o res

Allan Jude

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