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    SubjectRe: [2.4.17/18pre] VM and swap - it's really unusable
    On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Ken Brownfield wrote:

    > A) VM has major issues
    > 1) about a dozen recent OOPS reports in VM code
    > 2) VM falls down on large-memory machines with a
    > high inode count (slocate/updatedb, i/dcache)
    > 3) Memory allocation failures and OOM triggers
    > even though caches remain full.
    > 4) Other bugs fixed in -aa and others
    > B) Live- and dead-locks that I'm seeing on all 2.4 production
    > machines > 2.4.9, possibly related to A. But how will I
    > ever find out?

    I've spent ages trying to fix these bugs in the -ac kernel,
    but they got all backed out in search of better performance.

    Right now I'm developing a VM again, but I have no interest
    at all in fixing the livelocks in the main kernel, they'll
    just get removed again after a while.

    If you want to test my VM stuff, you can get patches from
    http://surriel.com/patches/ or direct access at the bitkeeper
    tree on http://linuxvm.bkbits.net/

    cheers,

    Rik
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