Re: RFC - how to balance Dirty+Writeback in the face of slow writeback.

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Mon Aug 21 2006 - 03:46:50 EST

> > Ouch.
> > I suspect we are going to see more of this, as USB drive for backups
> > is probably a very attractive option for many.
> I can't see how this would occur on a 2.6 kernel

I still got the traces to prove it:

e.g. notice the lynx which is stuck in a m/atime update. It was stalling
for a quite long time.

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