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SubjectRe: [discussion] Swap overcommitment recovery
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In article <199808170655.XAA25553@Midnight.Hacking.in.the.land.of.Kalifornia.com>,
david <david@kalifornia.com> writes:
> At the console or away from the console, userland has lower priority than
> kernel land. Using the most common recent trigger: netscape. By the time
> you notice what is happening, your mouse is no longer moving except once
> every few minutes. The onset of this is nearly instant and in most cases
> results in a requirement to reboot.

The problem usually then is that the X server is blocking in swapping,
and thus can't handle the mouse pointer. The real fix for that is a
multi threaded X server, not some crazy kernel hacks.

-Andi

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