Re: killing 2.0.31-pre9

Jon Lewis (
Tue, 9 Sep 1997 18:26:24 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 9 Sep 1997, ADAM Sulmicki wrote:

> Here is another easy way to 'kill' pre9.. at least worked for me
> It does not literally kill it but makes it pretty unusable ..
> first
> dd if=/dev/hda5 of=/dev/null (it is around 5 gb data)
> make -j zImage ( 3.0.31+pre9+serial.console)
> ping -f foo (local ethernet, just two hosts)
> now to kill it replace the last line /w
> ping -f -s 1024 foo
> uptimes goes to 80.0 .. the swap usage increases..
> soon you can notice zobime proceses and in end

How much RAM did you have during this test? I just did it on 2.0.31-pre9
SMP on my Tomcat II with 64mb and saw load avgs in the low teens but
nothing catastrophic. I have much smaller disks (500mb SCSI on NCR 810),
but did a dd reading each simultaneously.

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