Re: [PATCH] Recent VM fiasco - fixed

From: Mike Galbraith (
Date: Wed May 10 2000 - 09:51:16 EST

On 10 May 2000, Zlatko Calusic wrote:

> > So we are swapping out with lots of free memory and killing random
> > processes. The machine also becomes quite unresponsive compared to
> > pre4 on the same tests.
> >
> I'll second this!
> I checked pre7-8 briefly, but I/O & MM interaction is bad. Lots of
> swapping, lots of wasted CPU cycles and lots of dead writer processes
> (write(2): out of memory, while there is 100MB in the page cache).

Manfred's patch-locktask_new combined with Al's last patch seems to
have abolished that problem here.


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