Re: vmscan logic improvement, feedback wanted

David Woodhouse (
Fri, 06 Mar 1998 03:49:15 +0000 said:
> so far, I've had one succes story with the patch I posted a few hours
> ago. It showed a huge performance improvement over systems without my
> patch.

I'd second that. However, it's still drastically worse than 2.1.88 was.

This is a 64Mb dual Pentium machine, and when it starts paging, it still
just locks up for five or ten seconds at a time, and the load hits about eight.

Killing klogd so that the streams of "kswapd: failed, got 124 of 128" messages
don't get spooled to the disk helps a bit, but it's still not nice.

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