Re: kswapd etc hogging machine

From: Stephan von Krawczynski (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 12:27:56 EST

On Thu, 3 Jan 2002 14:51:01 -0200 (BRST)
Rik van Riel <> wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
> > 2.4.1x VM code is performing better under light loads but its
> > absolutely and completely hopeless under a real paging load. 2.4.17-aa
> > is somewhat better interestingly.
> A quick 'make -j bzImage' test I did yesterday got the system
> to use near 70% of its CPU time in user mode and 30% in system
> mode. This was with 2.4.17-rmap-10b, btw.

And what kind of an argument is this? This is an honest question, really. If I
do this make I end up around 80-90% in user mode and the rest in system on a
standard 2.4.17 SMP box (configured with too less swap btw).



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