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SubjectRe: Limit hash table size
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On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 07:09:04PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> A decent approach to the updatedb problem is an application hint which says
> "reclaim i/dcache harder". Just turn it on during the updatedb run -
> crude, but it's a start.
> But I've been telling poeple for a year that they should set
> /proc/sys/vm/swappiness to zero during the updatedb run and afaik nobody has
> bothered to try it...

Ok, I tried it. If anything, it made "interactive feel" slightly worse.
This is 2.6.2-rc3 on 2xPII-233, 128M RAM, 280M swap, Gnome and Mozilla.
If that does not apply, then forget about it. OTOH, I'd very much
appreciate if the system didn't act very sluggish during updatedb.


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