Gargamel takes 12 hours to build :-( Do you know if its swapping itself to death or is the problem elsewhere? File system creation/deletion is slow on Tru64 4.X because its synchronous. If thats the problem upgrading to 5.0 will improve things. If its just lack of memory, you just have to cope (or find more). Its orange because it fails autoregistration. This is because there is a limit on the maximum number of shared libs Tru64 can load, and its less than the 200 that mozilla needs for autoreg. You can get around this problem by running mozilla 2 or 3 times, and it will eventually get all the libs registered. Here is an explanation from the bottom of the dlopen man page: The maximum number of shared libraries that can be loaded simultaneously by a single process is approximately 60. This limit can be raised by reconfi- guring the kernel's vm-mapentries parameter. This parameter should be set to at least three times the desired maximum number of shared libraries that can be loaded by a process. See the manual System Administration for instructions on reconfiguring the vm-mapentries parameter. You can reconfigure this by editing the file /etc/sysconfigtab and adding or modifying it such that it contains a section that looks like this: vm: vm-mapentries = 1000 and then rebooting the machine. There is also a dxkerneltuner program which will let you do this graphically, but its easier to do it with vi. I have attached a sysconfigtab file from a machine I use at compaq which has a similar modification at the bottom. It sets the limit to 1000000 which is a lot more than we need, but I am only including it for the syntax.
Ok, I added the vm-mapentries to /etc/sysconfigtab and rebooted. Wrt memory, how much is enough? Gargamel has 256 megs. The output from vmstat shows that 254 of 256 megs physical are in use right after reboot but that may be normal. Supposedly, 24826 of the 32768 pages are free so maybe mem isn't the problem. Granrose, is there any chance of us being able to upgrade to 5.0 ?
There's always a chance, but it's not a very big one right now. This is DecOSF, right? We have a DEC contact around here somewhere that we might be able to get the OS and tools and licenses, but I wouldn't have the time to work on it for quite a while as we currently have 3 tier 1 systems still waiting to be configured, not to mention branch/trunk builds, tb, etc.
Setting milestones to Future.
We need a new resolution: CANTFIX. I think somewhere along the line gargamel lost its build drive ontop of everything else.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
on top of it all, we may be giving this system the boot in the near future. verified wontfix.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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