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Date:      Wed, 4 Jun 1997 08:50:15 +0000
From:      "Derek Dresser" <derek@neis.net>
To:        dnews@adam.com.au
Cc:        pete@seguin.neis.net, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   out of swap space
Message-ID:  <199706041250.IAA21944@seguin.neis.net>

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I have been having an ongoing problem with dnews crashing due to a 
lack of swap space. I am running dnews 4.2(d I think) on FreeBSD. 
Here are the error messages.

Jun  4 02:04:19 news /kernel: swap_pager: out of swap space
Jun  4 02:04:32 news /kernel: swap_pager: out of swap space
Jun  4 02:04:39 news /kernel: Process 4837 killed by vm_fault -- out
of swap Jun  4 02:04:49 news /kernel: swap_pager: out of swap space
Jun  4 02:05:02 news /kernel: swap_pager: out of swap space Jun  4
02:05:03 news /kernel: Process 4840 killed by vm_fault -- out of swap
Jun  4 02:05:20 news /kernel: swap_pager: out of swap space Jun  4
02:05:58 news /kernel: swap_pager: out of swap space Jun  4 02:06:17
news /kernel: pid 151 (dnews), uid 0, was killed: out of swap space

I thought I had sufficient swap space.  I have included some 
disklabel information below.  Basically we have a 1Gig drive with the 
operating system on it, and a 4Gig drive as one big /news partition.  
If I really do need to increase swap space, some brief instructions 
would be helpful.  If it might be something else, please explain.  Is 
there a way to adjust the swap space required by dnews, or is this 
strictly an operating system/swap space issue?

e-mail reply would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Derek

here's the operating system disk
8 partitions:
#        size   offset    fstype   [fsize bsize bps/cpg]
  a:    65536        0    4.2BSD        0     0     0   # (Cyl.    0 -
  65535) 
b:   151712    65536      swap                        # (Cyl.
  65536 - 217247) 
c:  2109840        0    unused        0     0       
   # (Cyl.    0 - 2109839)
e:    61440   217248    4.2BSD        0    
  0     0   # (Cyl. 217248 - 278687) 
f:  1831152   278688    4.2BSD   
      0     0     0   # (Cyl. 278688 - 2109839)

here's the /news disk
3 partitions:
#        size   offset    fstype   [fsize bsize bps/cpg]
 c:  8388064        0    4.2BSD        0     0     0   # (Cyl.    0 -
  4095*)



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NEIS - New England Internet Services
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