Re: kswapd at 96% CPU on my 16Mb system

From: Mike Galbraith (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 23:56:13 EST

On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Kees Bakker wrote:

> >>>>> "Mike" == Mike Galbraith <> writes:
> Mike> I suggest giving pre5 a trial run. I suspect that it will work quite
> Mike> well on your low ram box. If this suspicion proves accurate, that bit
> Mike> of info could be useful to the vm wizards. [mvho: if it takes your box
> Mike> 20 minutes to an hour to boot with >=test1 kernels, further testing
> Mike> of these kernels on your hardware is a pointless waste of your time]
> Yes, I will give it try. But it will still take a bit of time though before
> I have results. Hopefully before monday.

I just booted test1 and 99pre5 both with mem=8M.. both booted fine with no
thrashing. I also stressed both (needed min 16mb to do that because my
boxen are latest/greatest/obesest everything) and see no real difference
for ram-poor configurations.

> PS. Perhaps I haven't mentioned this. It's a 486, but I have configured it
> with CONFIG_M586=y, and egcs 2.91.66.
> Here some more messages from my log:

*blink*.. why are you configuring for a processor you don't have?


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