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SubjectRe: [ext3][kernels >= at least] KDE going comatose when FS is under heavy write load (massive starvation)
> One thing to try out (and dammit, I should make it the default now in 
> 2.6.21) is to just make the dirty limits much lower. We've been talking
> about this for ages, I think this might be the right time to do it.

Could[/should] this stuff be changed from ratios to amounts? Or a quick
boot-time test to use a ratio if the memory is small and an amount (like
tax brackets, I would expect) if it's great?
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