Strange message from cron-dccd

Sean Rima sean@tcob1.net
Mon Oct 7 15:16:56 UTC 2002


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On Mon, 7 Oct 2002, Vernon Schryver uttered the following:

>> From: Sean Rima <sean@tcob1.net>
> 
>> ...
>> P166 with 40mb ram, a 1.5gb HD as / and a 2gb hd as /home and /var
> 
>> ...  ATM, I am getting a lot of disk writes, well activity. All
>> that I can see if that dccd is swapping a lot for some reason,
>> maybe the 40mb is not enough for it and the databases.
> 
> The FAQ in the source or at 
> http://www.rhyolite.com/anti-spam/dcc/dcc-tree/FAQ.html#system-load 
> says
> 
> ] ... The DCC clients and server do not need many CPU cycles, but
> the ] daily executions of dbclean seem to require a computer with at
> ] least 128 MBytes of memory.
> 
> A system with only 40 MByte of RAM probably has less than 20 MByte
> available for all applications.  All of the hash table for the DCC
> server's database and a few MByte of the main database need to be
> resident in RAM while the server is running.  Your hash table is
> probably about 12 MByte.  While dbclean is running, the system can
> be expected to be thrashing.
> 

Yeah, I think this is what is happening. I have sourced some memory
sticks for this PC, but it will be some time before I can get my hands
on them as they are with a batch of computers that I am colecting at
x-mas.

Will contact you off list

Sean
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