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SubjectRe: 2.6.3-mm3


Mike Fedyk wrote:

>>
>>> What about Nick's fix up patch for the two patches above? Should I
>>> include that one also?
>>
>
> I'm running 2.6.3-mm3-486-fazok (nick's patch), and it has improved my
> slab usage greatly. It was averaging 500MB-700MB slab. Now slab is
> ~230MB, and page cache is ~700MB
>

That is a much better sounding ratio. Of course that doesn't mean much
if performance is worse. Slab might be getting reclaimed a little bit
too hard vs pagecache now.

> See:
> http://www.matchmail.com/stats/lrrd/matchmail.com/srv-lnx2600.matchmail.com-memory.html
>
>
> Is there any way I can get the VM patches against 2.6.3? I'm not
> comfortable with running -mm3 on this production server, especially
> seeing the "sync hang" bug.
>

Well your server wasn't going too badly with 2.6.3, wasn't it? Might
as well just wait for them to get into the the tree.

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