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SubjectRe: 2.4.13pre3aa1
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On Tuesday 16 October 2001 15:21, you wrote:
>
> On my system I cannot see anything the like. Look at the execution time.
> Ok, I must admit: I do not use brain-dead K stuff (warning: this is a very
> personal opinion, don't flame me here :-).
>
> What does your setup look like? Have you ever tested without K?
>
No, I havent tried it without K. The system is quite responsive if I only run
updatedb, and swap around in either text-linux or a simple X setup. When
looking closer at the problem, it is the combination of running kmail with
HUGE folders (think linux-kernel archive), apt-get and anacron that thrashes
the system. All of these have a "relative" low impact when running alone or
two and two.
It might be "what you expect" abusing the system like that. But as I said, it
is not a problem in 2.4.11-pre1 and 2.4.12-ac3.

Princess:/home# cat /proc/meminfo
total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 196304896 192466944 3837952 0 1327104 33628160
Swap: 255426560 64491520 190935040
MemTotal: 191704 kB
MemFree: 3748 kB
MemShared: 0 kB
Buffers: 1296 kB
Cached: 28196 kB
SwapCached: 4644 kB
Active: 23344 kB
Inactive: 10792 kB
HighTotal: 0 kB
HighFree: 0 kB
LowTotal: 191704 kB
LowFree: 3748 kB
SwapTotal: 249440 kB
SwapFree: 186460 kB

Princess:/proc# uname -r
2.4.13-pre2

Princess:/proc# df
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3 18975356 9843804 8167652 55% /
/dev/hda1 7318 7241 0 100% /boot

15:52:56 up 1:03, 2 users, load average: 3.44, 3.95, 3.16
90 processes: 86 sleeping, 2 running, 2 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 23.7% user, 3.4% system, 0.0% nice, 73.0% idle
Mem: 191704K total, 188024K used, 3680K free, 2652K buffers
Swap: 249440K total, 61744K used, 187696K free, 21268K cached


Does all this help you?

Notice this is not worst case, just what I could reproduce by starting
updatedb and checksecurity while answering your mail. Switchtime from desktop
to desktop is 1 minute.

`Allan
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