DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-07
Re: Warning, objcache(cluster mbuf): Exhausted!
:Hi, it's me again. I get the following error. What does this mean?
:Brother Google did not help...
:Gergo Szakal MD <email@example.com>
It means the system is trying to use more network buffers then the
kernel is willing to provide. This can happen:
* If your machine does not have a lot of memory but is handling a
large number of simultanious TCP connections.
* If your machine is handling hundreds to thousands of simultanious
TCP connections the number of mbuf clusters may have to be tuned
up with boot-time kernel environment variables (kern.ipc.nmbclusters
setting in /boot/loader.conf).
* If you have adjusted certain sysctl parameters, such as TCP buffer
sizes, too large.
One can usually figure out what is going on by running netstat -m,
netstat -tn, ps, etc, to figure out what is eating all the mbufs.