Re: Linux 2.4.1-ac7

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Fri Feb 09 2001 - 08:01:15 EST

On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, Kurt Roeckx wrote:

> I just tested ac8.
> If I run this test, the system gets really slow. It takes about
> a second between the time I press a key, and the time it appears
> on the screen. The load goes way up. Everything seems to block.

I'm sorry, but ... what test ?
And how do older kernels run the same thing ?

> It ran for serval minutes. The process itself took about 1
> minutes of CPU time, and so did kswapd. It took atleast 5
> minutes real time.
> I once did just the same with 2.4.0, it took more like 30
> minutes then, and I ended up killing the process myself.

So the kernel's behaviour has improved ?



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