Re: Final pre-2.0.31.. Expect this to be same as real 2.0.31

Leonard N. Zubkoff (
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 09:28:09 -0700

Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 11:48:57 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Mark Habersack <>
Organization: PPP (Pesticide Powered Pumpkins)

On Tue, 9 Sep 1997, Leonard N. Zubkoff wrote:

> Looks like that pre-2.0.31-9 has no problems with "can not get a free page"
> in low memory situation.
Unfortunately it does have it. On an old i38640/8MB 10meg swap, it still
gives that message when compiling something large or exiting X. It happens
even though MM_DEBUG in mm/vmscan.c has been undefined. On a 32meg P150
nothing like this happens even on a heavily loaded system.

> I have tried both SMP and non SMP kernel booted in single user mode on 8 MB
> RAM. I was able to do mke2fs (120 MB), badblocks -vw (120 MB), bonnie -s 150
> without any sign of problem. The same on 4 MB RAM. System quite responsive
> (max 10-20 s wait, usually 1-5 s).
That's true, even compiling GhostScript with 'make -j -l 7.0' leaves the
system quite useable (higher -l value kills the i386 ;-))

Please be careful with your attributions. The text attributed to me above is
not mine. Thanks.