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    Subject[2.4.17/18pre] VM and swap - it's really unusable
    Hello all,

    Again, I did a rsync-operation as described in
    "[2.4.17rc1] Swapping" MID <3C1F4014.2010705@athlon.maya.org>.

    This time, the kernel had a swappartition which was about 200MB. As the
    swap-partition was fully used, the kernel killed all processes of knode.
    Nearly 50% of RAM had been used for buffers at this moment. Why is there
    so much memory used for buffers?

    I know I repeat it, but please:

    Fix the VM-management in kernel 2.4.x. It's unusable. Believe
    me! As comparison: kernel 2.2.19 didn't need nearly any swap for
    the same operation!

    Please consider that I'm using 512 MB of RAM. This should, or better:
    must be enough to do the rsync-operation nearly without any swapping -
    kernel 2.2.19 does it!

    The performance of kernel 2.4.18pre1 is very poor, which is no surprise,
    because the machine swaps nearly nonstop.


    Regards,
    Andreas Hartmann

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