I got a kernel dump

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Mon Feb 8 12:14:13 PST 2010

:I stopped the dd_rescue (I left it wishwashing all night, and it appeared to 
:have run past the end of the disk). Some time later, the computer rebooted, 
:and stopped with the kernel panic. I rebooted it without ACPI and savecore 
:wrote a dump, saying "malloc limit exceeded". What should I do with the dump?

    malloc limit exceeded is probably due to kern.maxvnodes being too high.
    The default was set too high for 32-bit kernels until just a few days
    ago.  If it is greater than 100000 I suggest reducing it to 100000:

    sysctl kern.maxvnodes=100000

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at backplane.com>

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