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    SubjectRe: performance & you-know-who
    On 9 May 1999, Linus Torvalds wrote:

    > Andrea Arcangeli <> wrote:
    > >If the benchmark imply VM and I/O load, my tree will give a big boost (as
    > >_worse_ a 10% improvement) and it's rock solid (I doesn't work by luck).
    > According to what the mindcraft people reported about their runs
    > earlier, the disk light is not actually on very much during the test:
    > both Linux and NT keep the whole working set in memory.

    I may be missing something, but it seems to me that the "working set in
    memory" thing basically makes a nonsense of their claim that this is an
    "enterprise-class" setup.


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