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SubjectRe: Unbloating the kernel, was: :mem=16MB laptop testing

Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:

>On Tue, 2003-10-14 18:33:49 +0100, John Bradford <>
>wrote in message <>:
>>No, 2.6 should run on a 4MB 386 with no significant performance
>>penalty against 2.0, in my opinion.
>Achtually, with HZ at around 100 (or oven 70..80), an old i386 or i486
>will *start* just fine, at least at 8MB. However, over some days /
>weeks, the machine gets slower and slower (my testdrive: my 90MHz
>P-Classic with 16MB). Even with that "much" RAM, I get hit by whatever
>slows down the machine. I *think* that it's the MM subsystem, but I'm
>really not skilled enough with it to blame it:)

Thats interesting. Its probably a memory leak I guess. Make sure to rule out
memory leaks in userspace applications, then get /proc/meminfo,
on the box after it is getting slow, and also, after the box is newly


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