I was wondering if anyone could give some tips for using Pan with large
binary groups. I have a gig of memory in my machine, and Pan's cache is
set to a gig as well. However, loading a newsgroup with about 2 million
headers ends up causing Pan to start thrashing swap space about 2/3
way through loading the group, or downloading that many new headers.
The machine slows down to a crawl and the rest of the (down)load
takes excessively long.
Do people have suggestions on anything else I could do to prevent the
thrashing for a large group? Is there some setting I could tweak, or
system parameter? Adding more physical memory isn't an option (I'm
maxed out). What exactly does Pan's cache deal with? Is there a limit
on number of headers that would help?
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