SMP on SMP-capable system with one processor

2004-09-16 Thread adp
We have several Dell-based systems that are dual-processor capable, but have only one processor. The FreeBSD 4.9 kernels for each system is compiled with SMP support, even though there is only one processor on each system right now. Would this actually reduce performance on a single processor

Postfix thinks there isn't enough disk space in a jail

2004-08-26 Thread adp
This problem seems to be affecting Postfix in a FreeBSD jail, and I haven't seen this problem outside of a jail, so I'm trying questions@ first. I am running postfix-2.0.18,1 (from ports) in a FreeBSD 4.10 system in a jail. Everything was fine until recently I moved NFS services over to this same

ntop problems with FreeBSD?

2004-08-18 Thread adp
Anyone get ntop totally working with FreeBSD 4.9? We can run it, but it's flaky. On one FreeBSD box it runs fine for a while and then just dies. No syslog messages. It's just gone. On another it won't display anything in the Web interface (it opens new windows when clicking on some items), and it

tmpfs for FreeBSD?

2004-08-11 Thread adp
I'm looking for a ramdisk-style filesystem for FreeBSD that can be used for scratch space, e.g., tmpfs in Solaris. The filesystem should be able to grow and shrink in memory (and use real disk space as needed) depending on the amount of free RAM on the system. I don't want just a fixed sized block

FreeBSD and MySQL - mysqld eats CPU alive

2004-07-31 Thread adp
I recently posted the following message to MySQL discussion list. The response there, and the one I keep finding on Google, is that this is a long-standing issue betweeen FreeBSD and MySQL. For me this has been happening since FreeBSD 4.4. I have one site where we are going to have to move to

rpc.statd needs a lot of memory?

2004-06-11 Thread adp
I am running FreeBSD 4.9. We have several NFS clients and one server. On all machines we are running rpc.statd. I noticed that the size is around 257MB, although res is usually only around 460KB so this isn't a big problem. Why is the size so large though?

Re: NFS server fail-over - how do you do it?

2004-05-31 Thread adp
remotely reboot the NFS client! Someone has to power reset the damn thing. That's bad. On Sun, May 30, 2004 at 02:43:37AM -0500, adp wrote: I am running a FreeBSD 4.9-REL NFS server. Once every several hours our main NFS server replicates everything to a backup FreeBSD NFS server. We are okay

Re: NFS server fail-over - how do you do it?

2004-05-31 Thread adp
- From: Chuck Swiger [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: adp [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 11:55 AM Subject: Re: NFS server fail-over - how do you do it? adp wrote: One of my big problems right now is that if our primary NFS server goes down then everything using

Re: Can I specify the resolver timeout?

2004-05-31 Thread adp
]; adp [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 3:16 AM Subject: Re: Can I specify the resolver timeout? On 2004-05-31 08:20, Matthew Seaman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 06:38:58AM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote: Hmmm, I *am* running 5.X. Looking

NFS server fail-over - how do you do it?

2004-05-30 Thread adp
I am running a FreeBSD 4.9-REL NFS server. Once every several hours our main NFS server replicates everything to a backup FreeBSD NFS server. We are okay with the gap in time between replication. What we aren't sure about is how to automate the fail-over between the primary to the secondary NFS

NFS server problems?

2004-05-30 Thread adp
I occasionally see error messages on NFS clients such as: nfs server files:/rmt/mnt: not responding pmap_collect: collecting pv entries -- suggest increasing PMAP_SHPGPERPROC got bad cookie vp 0xdc92a9c0 bp 0xcc578fac got bad cookie vp 0xdc92a9c0 bp 0xcc578e60 NFS actually runs fine. We haven't

Can I specify the resolver timeout?

2004-05-30 Thread adp
We have two internal DNS servers in a FreeBSD web cluster. If the first DNS server fails then after a timeout period the client's resolver will try the second DNS server. This works fine, but is a bit slow. It looks like the timeout takes 10 to 15 seconds on FreeBSD 4.9-STABLE. Is there a way to

Re: NFS server fail-over - how do you do it?

2004-05-30 Thread adp
unmount the filesystem!? How do I stop this from happening? I am using this to mount NFS filesystems: # mount -o bg,intr,soft ... - Original Message - From: adp [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 2:43 AM Subject: NFS server fail-over - how do you do

Re: Can I specify the resolver timeout?

2004-05-30 Thread adp
. :) - Original Message - From: Giorgos Keramidas [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: adp [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 10:12 PM Subject: Re: Can I specify the resolver timeout? On 2004-05-30 12:04, adp [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is there a way to override this timeout

Re: Problem with FreeBSD 4.8, ipf, ipfnat and forwarding for pcAnywhere

2004-05-10 Thread adp
I am using telnet just to see if the port accepts connections. That test works fine internally. We are not running a telnet server. Also, we are telnetting to the pcAnywhere port, not the telnet port. :) - Original Message - From: JJB [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: adp [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL

Problem with FreeBSD 4.8, ipf, ipfnat and forwarding for pcAnywhere

2004-05-06 Thread adp
This shouldn't be that hard, but I can't get it working. I have a FreeBSD firewall with three NICs (Internet, LAN, DMZ). I have bridging enabled between the Internet and DMZ interfaces. I now have an internal computer (LAN) that needs to be accessible via pcAnywhere. I can telnet to the

Abnormal network errors?

2004-05-05 Thread adp
I am working on some network performance issues. One of the first things I inspected was netstat-s. This is for a FreeBSD 4.9-REL NFS and MySQL server that has been up for 33 days. It seems to me that I have a lot of errors, specifically with UDP (NFS related I would guess). The server is a dual

Re: Abnormal network errors?

2004-05-05 Thread adp
- Original Message - From: Charles Swiger [EMAIL PROTECTED] On May 5, 2004, at 2:27 PM, adp wrote: On this server I'm thinking I need two things: 1. More sockets available. 2. Larger sockbufs for send and recv. Is this an accurate assessment? Given the application

Re: Abnormal network errors?

2004-05-05 Thread adp
As an added note, I am seeing real issues with the NFS stats on the server: # nfsstat -s Server Info: Getattr SetattrLookup Readlink Read WriteCreate Remove 502201060 80441153 281 4569327 2420840270703 462872 Rename Link Symlink Mkdir

bind 8 slow inside freebsd jail

2004-05-04 Thread adp
I am running bind 8 inside a FreeBSD 4.9 jail. For some reason responses from our internal DNS servers (all of which run in jails) are very slow when resolving external hostnames. Here are some little factoids: 1. resolution of internal domain works great. it takes less than 1 second. 2.

FreeBSD hdparm?

2004-03-24 Thread adp
I know that under Linux I can modify how the OS uses IDE drives using hdparm. Is there an equivilent for FreeBSD? 'man tuning' seems to indicate that there isn't anything and that I only need to worry about whether I need to use softupdates. (It also mentions sysctl values such as

FreeBSD 4.9 goes boom!

2004-03-24 Thread adp
Problem: FreeBSD 4.9 load average quickly goes to high levels such as 300. System becomes unusable and HOPEFULLY reboots. In general though we have to call a tech to reboot it by hitting the power switch. Here is the setup: I have a FreeBSD 4.9 server on a P4 with 256MB of RAM. We have a IDE

Using Datavault Agent for Unix 4.50 on FreeBSD

2004-03-15 Thread adp
We will be using our datacenter's backup (Datavault) for our FreeBSD machines. I do have the Linux emu. installed, but before testing this out I wanted to see if anyone else has done this before. The agent we will be using is for Linux (no versions for FreeBSD per the datacenter). The agent docs

Tuning a system..

2004-03-15 Thread adp
We have a pretty high load mail server that does AV and spam filtering. I am looking to perf. tune this machine. It's FreeBSD 4.9-REL and Postfix. I am trying to correlate the info in systat to things I need to worry about. I am using systat with vmstat output since that seems to basically show

Re: Jails and SSL..

2004-03-10 Thread adp
use SSL for several sites. With SSL we have to define one IP per site. Jails only have one IP. Is there a way around this other than just having one jail per SSL site? (I'd rather not do that!) Something I think I'm going to end up doing is running two jails: one for http, one for https.

iostat and watching disk performance for Promise RAID..

2004-03-09 Thread adp
My disk device is /dev/ar0: # mount /dev/ar0s1a on / (ufs, local) /dev/ar0s1h on /home (ufs, local, soft-updates) /dev/ar0s1e on /tmp (ufs, local, soft-updates) ... Yet iostat shows /dev/adX: n# iostat 5 tty ad0 ad4 ad6 cpu tin tout KB/t

Jails and SSL..

2004-03-07 Thread adp
I want to run Apache under a FreeBSD jail. For normal http this works fine. However, I'm a little worried that we won't be able to use jails because we use SSL for several sites. With SSL we have to define one IP per site. Jails only have one IP. Is there a way around this other than just having

Handling lots of custom packages..

2004-03-06 Thread adp
I use the software from ports extensively. I also use a lot of compile-time options (for example, WITH_IMAP=yes for lang/php4). Rather than recompile our source each time we bring up a server we just build from ports and then build a package using 'make ..options.. package'. We then use this