Re: swapping,any updates ?? Just wasted money on mem upgrade performance still suck :-(

From: Stephan von Krawczynski (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 11:44:50 EST

On Mon, 07 Jan 2002 10:32:53 +0100
christian e <> wrote:

> Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
> > Besides the fact I couldn't identify the kernel version from your mail, I
would> > try:
> >
> > 1) Turn off swap, then
> > 2) Use 2.4.17 with patch I send you off LKML.
> >
> > Then give us a hint if things got better.
> Sorry forgot that.Currently running 2.4.17-mjc1.

Please try a stock 2.4.17 (with the patch), otherwise we will have no idea what
is going on.

> Turning off swap is apparently not an option 'cause now VMware won't run
> anymore (really a swap happy app if I ever saw one :o) I get this error
> when starting to log on to my virtual Windows XP Pro:
> AIO: unexpected loss of channel ide0:0 (thread ide 0:0)
> and turning swap back on it runs with no problems..*sigh*

Uh, this is no good. How much mem does your XP need? I can't really believe you
need more than the 512 MB you have to get this config running. Really: please
try stock kernel with patch.

> Can I make a RAM drive and then use that for swap ??Will the patch you
> sent me work with swap turned on ??

Yes, it will work of course. But we would like to see this config without swap
running too, won't we?

> For info my system:
> Dell latitude cpx j650GT,650 MHz P3
> 512 MB mem
> 12 GB hdd
> 3com 3c575ct pcmcia NIC

Nice box. Must work somehow.


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