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SubjectRe: broken VM in 2.4.10-pre9
On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 08:00:44PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On 19 Sep 2001, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>
> > That added to the fact that last time someone ran the numbers linux
> > was considerably faster than the BSD for mm type operations when not
> > swapping. And this is the common case.
>
> Optimising the VM for not swapping sounds kind of like
> optimising your system for doing empty fork()/exec()/exit()
> loops ;)

Maybe not since I'm not using swap :) The rule is (well at least it was ...)
for 2.4.x desktop systems: buy 256Mb of RAM (and disable swapping at all),
it's cheap ... and after that you will be able to use 2.4.x instead of 2.2.x
quite well.

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