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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:
    > 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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