Re: [htdig] <inget ämne>

Subject: Re: [htdig]
From: Jon Jensen (
Date: Tue Jan 04 2000 - 17:42:58 PST

I don't run ht://Dig on OS X Server, but it's a known problem that the
virtual memory handling on that OS is terrible. I can consistently crash
it by opening a 100 MB text file in vi, on a G3 with 384 MB RAM and over 2
GB free for swap. Obviously that's ridiculously unstable.

You can check /etc/swaptab for your current swap settings. do 'man
mach_swapon' to read about how to change it. And you can check Apple's
Tech Info Library at and search for more there.
But like I said, I believe it's a serious kernel problem that will
hopefully be fixed in the next major release.

Also, you could try asking the folks at Tenon ( if
they've been able to use ht://Dig with a similarly large database on a
similar machine with their version of ht://Dig for OSXS.

Good luck,

On Tue, 4 Jan 2000, Geoff Hutchison wrote:

> At 9:44 AM +0100 1/3/00, Rickard Lundgren wrote:
> >I run htidg och MacOS X Server with a G3 with 384 MB of physical memory,
> >when htdig hangs the server the database is about 800 MB large, is it
> >possible that the site and hence the databse is to large to handle for htdig
> >and the hardware?
> I don't know that this should be a problem--it shouldn't require that
> much memory. Of course it depends a bit on how many URLs it has to
> keep in memory at once, etc.
> You don't mention how much swap space you have--I assume you have
> more than 384MB of swap? When it dies, does it start swapping hard or
> not?
> -Geoff

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