Re: [2.4.17/18pre] VM and swap - it's really unusable

From: Stephan von Krawczynski (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 20:43:42 EST

> On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 03:33:48PM +0100, Stephan von Krawczynski
> > mysql question: is this a binary from some distro or
self-compiled? If
> > self-compiled can you show your ./configure paras, please?
> It's the binary from
Beta or stable release?
> > [...] I would try Martins small VM patch, as it looks like being a
> > more efficient in low mem conditions and this may well be the case
you are
> > running into. This means 2.4.17 standard + patch.
> Is there a reasonable chance that martins patch will get
> in the near future?
I really can't know. But to me the results look interesting enough to
give it a try on certain problem situations (like yours) to find out
if it is any better than the stock version. If you and others can
confirm that things get better then I have no real doubts that Marcelo
can pick it up.
> One of the big reasons I chose to upgrade to a
> later kernel version (from 2.4.8ac<something>+LVMpatches+...)
> to get away from having to apply patches (and document which
> patches and where to get them etc).
Well, there is really nothing wrong with upgrading mainline kernels,
as the are getting better with every release, so I would always
suggest to take the releases up lets say a week after being out. Only
your situation maybe can help to improve more, if you input some of
your experiences in LKML with a patch like Martins. Feedback _is_
required to find a solution to an existing problem.
> If this is the route I have to go, I'll do it but, well, I'm
> that comfortable with it.
Well, my suggestions: don't patch around too much, but try single
patches on stock kernel and evaluate them here.
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