On Wednesday, 15 January 2003 at 21:54:54 -0600, Frank Li wrote:
> Thanks, Greg,
>> From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>> Top shows:
>>> Mem: 180M Active, 21M Inact, 32M Wired, 13M Cache, 35M Buf, 656K Free
>> This shows that you have much more than 128 MB of memory in the
> I checked it again (by rebooting it and seeing its booting messages, stupid
> method, any good method ? uname -a did not give me the physical memory
No, you need dmesg for that. For example:
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP processor 1700+ (1462.51-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "AuthenticAMD" Id = 0x662 Stepping = 2
real memory = 536870912 (524288K bytes)
avail memory = 513773568 (501732K bytes)
> The physical memory is actually 256MB.
>> And how much swap?
> I forgot. Any command to check that ?
pstat -s. But it was the line below the one you quoted from top.
> I vaguely remember it's about 2 times of physical memory as
> recommended by BSD. So it should be about 512MB. How much should I
> set it, in this case now ?
It depends on what you need.
> I need a lot of memory.
In your case, I'd create more swap. But first you should see how much
>>> I tried to increase the above limits but failed. They seem to be already
>>> the maximum.
>> No, you need to set them in /etc/login.conf.
> Here is what I see in this file. It seems already maximum.
That's not the entire file. There are multiple classes. But this
doesn't seem to be your issue.
>> The real issue is why your simulation is dying. Do you have any
>> messages in /var/log/messages indicating that you're out of swap?
> Yes. Here is what I found in the log:
> Dec 30 01:05:05 machi /kernel: pid 28666 (simulation), uid 1000, was killed: out of
> Dec 30 01:05:05 machi /kernel: swap_pager_getswapspace: failed
> So, how can I increase swap space?
Create another swap partition. If you really can't do that, you'll
have to create a vnode device with vnconfig(8), but I don't recommend
that. In this case, yes, adding more memory might solve the problem.
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