HAMMER lockup

Jasse Jansson jasse at yberwaffe.com
Mon Jun 30 08:51:44 PDT 2008

On Jun 30, 2008, at 2:22 AM, Matthew Dillon wrote:

:I've backed up my /home partition and formatted it as HAMMER. I
:restored it and then moved some files around, did a prune-everything
:and a reblock, all worked fine. (I love to see how hammer does NOT
:stress the harddrive, as the LED rarely blinks. ;-)
:However, 256M of RAM is not enough for HAMMER, but that's not a big
:issue compared to ZFS.)
    Yah, I like HAMMER's buffering too.  UFS's softupdates has to  
    under certain conditions and UFS also uses cluster_write() which
    tends to want to flush data out as buffers fill up.  HAMMER  
    have to flush under any circumstances until the number of dirty  
Is there/ will there be in the future, a tunable that limits HAMMER's  
buffer allocations ???
I.e. can I tell HAMMER to only use a certain amount of memory and
let me fill up the rest of available RAM as I please.

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