[rescue] Last AIX 4.3.2 ML Media?

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 13:30:49 CST 2006

On 1/19/06, Kevin Loch <kloch at gurunet.net> wrote:
> Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > If that's the problem, you might try adding more swap space, and see if
> > helps.
> It seems to be related to the ammount of physical ram, not total VM.
> I guess some things refuse to be swapped out.  I consider this a bug,
> I'm sure IBM considers it a feature.  I had this happen with DB/2
> on AIX5 also, though reducing some of the instance settings helped.
> Why cp or tar would do it is a mystery to me.

Perhaps it has to do with the way that it handles inodes and file-
handles?  Since more than one app exihibits the behavior, that
implies that it's happening at a lower level.

I guess they don't expect people to use big db's on their system,

In the clue-impaired other IT office here, they are going from True-
64 to AIX.  One of my clueful network guys told me that during the
process of trying to fix their AIX boxes' netmasks, the clue-impaired
folks (and their IBM AIX "consultant") managed to hard crash the

I'm starting a pool as to when they give up and go to Solaris.


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