Re: no highmem with 2GB RAM?

From: Alistair Riddell (
Date: Sun Jan 06 2002 - 07:48:56 EST

On Sun, 6 Jan 2002, Jens Axboe wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 05 2002, Alistair Riddell wrote:
> > I have a couple of SMP i386 boxes with 2GB RAM. They suffer from poor
> > performance due to block IO page bouncing with highmem enabled. I have
> > tried the block-highmem patch but this causes occasional oopses and even
> > panics under high IO load.
> Well thanks for sending in a bug report on that. Mind doing so?

I did send in a report a while back to the list and yourself but it was
ignored... I will try to gather together the details and/or reproduce it
and send details again.

Alistair Riddell - BOFH
IT Manager, George Watson's College, Edinburgh
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