Re: [RFC][PATCH 2/9] deadlock prevention core

From: Daniel Phillips
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 20:36:39 EST

Daniel Phillips wrote:
Andrew Morton wrote:
Processes which are dirtying those pages throttle at
/proc/sys/vm/dirty_ratio% of memory dirty. So it is not possible to "fill"
memory with dirty pages. If the amount of physical memory which is dirty
exceeds 40%: bug.

So we make 400 MB of a 1 GB system unavailable for write caching just to
get around the network receive starvation issue?

Excuse me, 600 MB of a 1 GB system :-/


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