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Be VERY careful with dynamic_pager custom settings...
Authored by: kupietz on Sep 22, '08 01:20:10PM

Here's a good way to get your computer to sporadically slow to a crawl and then freeze completely, with no beachball cursor, no diagnostic information written to any log file, and with the mouse still responsive, but no way to break the freeze besides a forced reboot: (tested in 10.4.11)

/sbin/dynamic_pager ${encryptswap} -H 1024 -L 8001025 -S 80000000 -F ${swapdir}/swapfile

Can you see what's wrong? -L is 8,001,025 but -S is 80,000,000 (there's an extra 0.) So double check those numbers. It's a *very* odd and tricky problem to troubleshoot. The only indicator you get of the problem is a very brief warning buried in the output when you do a verbose boot.



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