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SubjectRe: swapping,any updates ?? Just wasted money on mem upgrade performance still suck :-(
On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> > knobs. It just won't happen. Fixing VM behavior is the only way. It has to
> > work satisfactorily _without_ tuning.
>
> Thats something you will never achieve. Virtual memory is about heuristics,
> crystal ball gazing and guesswork. There are always some workloads where you
> want little caching and some where you want lots of caching - such as a
> fileserver.
>
> You can make it right for most people but the last few percent you
> will always get by tuning knobs - either directly or via GUI tools like
> powertweak

Thank you, Alan!! Now if the *other* kernel developers would just buy
into this. :)

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M. Edward "Give me tuning knobs or give me death" Borasky

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are tired of.

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