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From: Francois Tigeot <ftigeot at wolfpond.org>
Subject: Re: Machine unresponsive with cache_lock: blocked on... message
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 20:07:08 +0100
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On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 11:24:35AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> Definitely try raising sysctl vfs.vm_cycle_point as Sam suggested. This
> can be done on a live system. I would like to try to avoid ripping
> up the buffer cache this close to release.
I can understand that.
> Try setting it to 40 (it defaults to 23). The max value is 64
> which will effectively put all non-memory-mapped file data on the
> inactive queue, including any data which is repeatedly accessed.
Done. I raised it previously to 30 (I think) and still had a crash.
FWIW, this machine is also running a postgres server.
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