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    Subjectswap killer kernels

    well, after my bad experiences with 2.1.91 and swap I decided to
    give .92-pre a try. After reboot I started X, then KDE, then few
    applications (I was watching at memory usage almost non-stop).
    As I suspected at some point system started swapping like hell.
    (32 mb ram, 8 for swap). I noticed that kernel _always_ tried
    to keep about 7,5 to 8 mb of free memory, even for price of
    constant swapping. At this moment I had 8 mb of free memory,
    swap was completely used. (system was swapping to disk like mad).
    Fortunately I killed X, and everything switched back to normal.
    This situation started to happen one kernel ago, ie. in 2.1.91.
    2.1.90 and earlier works fine with my setup. Now I afraid to start
    something bigger, because of "swapping death" ;-)
    Any ideas, patches ?

    Krzysztof G. Baranowski - President of the Harmless Manyacs' Club
    "Smith & Wesson - The original point and click interface..." <>

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