Re: 2.0.30 serial.c, ppp.c and pppd-2.2 questions

Alan Cox (
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 10:05:59 +0100 (BST)

> I just showed my son how an e2fsck on a large SCSI disk really
> stopped all other activity.

Thats not normally scheduling. The kernel doesnt enforce a dirty page
quota per device so a device can flood all free memory with dirty buffers
very fast. Its _horrible_ on floppy disks.