On Sunday 25 January 2009 04:28:47 Dieter wrote:
> >>>> AMD64  FreeBSD 7.0  2 GiB main memory
> >>>>

> So the machine doesn't normally use swap much at all, but messing with
> the large ISO apparently kicked something out of memory, and the disk
> with the swap partition was already busy writing at the other end of
> the disk.
> Do you consider writing a large file to disk a "truly unspeakable" load?

Just curious, since you're running 7.0: SCHED_4BSD or SCHED_ULE? And if you 
have a chance to change it, does the scenario persist?


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.
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