On Thu, 27 Apr 2000, Adam J. Richter wrote:
> When I do anything that causes a lot of I/O to the IDE
> hard disk on a computer running 2.3.99-pre6, the system becomes
> very unresponsive. I often have to wait a couple of seconds for
> characters to echo on xterm windows, for example. 2.3.99pre6-5
> did not have this problem. I did not try 2.3.99pre6-6 or
> 2.3.99pre6-7, so the problem could have been introduced at that
> point too.
It may have been introduced with the new memory management
code I wrote. I don't think so since I haven't been able to
reproduce the problem here (in fact, my test box is more
resilient against heavy IO than before), but it may be that
your workload is very different from mine, or that your IDE
disk has very long seek times...
Could you provide me with a bit more details, like the specs
of the machine and a vmstat trace of the situation?
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