swap_pager indefinite wait buffer - question - SOLVED

PeerCorps Trust Fund ipc at peercorpstrust.org
Thu Dec 25 15:43:42 PST 2014

Indeed in Tanzania :) we have a couple of technology initiatives taking place at the moment and *BSD is at the center in many ways. The delivery of educational materials and books to resource-limited communities is an important aim of these initiatives.

We actually used FreeBSD in our first effort, but want to experiment with some of the capabilities of DragonflyBSD and HAMMER in the next one. In our estimation we can possibly stretch our hardware and funds a bit further with DragonflyBSD/HAMMER owing to its low resource requirements.

On 12/25/2014 11:20 PM, Carsten Mattner wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 7:08 PM, PeerCorps Trust Fund
> <ipc at peercorpstrust.org> wrote:
>> I just wanted to take the opportunity update a previous post that I made to the
>> list concerning a swap_pager concern. It isn't an issue at all but the fault of my
>> own ignorance and hardware limits.
>> The external drive in question was simply not pulling enough power from the
>> USB port of the laptop. This was likely resulting in a stalled drive when anything
>> substantial was being copied to it.
>> This has since been solved by connecting the drive first to an externally powered
>> USB hub. So, if there is anyone else out there having a similar issue, trying this
>> seems to do the trick. Alternatively, just use a drive that is powered externally.
>> Everything works beautifully now and this low cost experiment for a simple file
>> server will find a home in a school classroom next year.
> In Tanzania?
> FreeBSD had a writeup about a set of PCBSD machines installed in Nigeria IIRC.
> A blog post or other writeup to link on dragonflybsd.org would surely be nice.

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