[Mimedefang] FreeBSD 512M Limit on ram based spool directory

Rob MacGregor rob.macgregor at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 17:18:18 EST 2005

On Tue, 4 Jan 2005 16:51:17 -0500, Geoff Varosky <gvarosky at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been searching all afternoon for a way to tweak a FreeBSD 4.10
> kernel so I can use a larger size than 512MB for the spool directory,
> could anyone point me in the right direction?

You probably want to visit the FreeBSD mailing lists, most likely the
-stable list.

This has been discussed there, so I'd suggest a trawl of the archive
first.  When you post there do remember to give some details on your
hardware, and how much memory you've got!

Of course, I'd suggest you upgrade to 5.3-STABLE and use UFS2, which
doesn't (usually) write out files that live for less than 5 (ISTR)
seconds.  If you can get your scanning under that then you never hit
the disk :)

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Rob MacGregor
      Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he 
        doesn't become a monster.                  Friedrich Nietzsche

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