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SubjectRe: [ext3][kernels >= 2.6.20.7 at least] KDE going comatose when FS is under heavy write load (massive starvation)
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On Fri, 2007-04-27 at 08:18 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Actually, you don't need to apply the patch - just do
>
> echo 5 > /proc/sys/vm/dirty_background_ratio
> echo 10 > /proc/sys/vm/dirty_ratio

That seems to have done the trick. Amarok and GUI aren't exactly speed
demons while writeout is happening, but they are not hanging for
eternities.

-Mike

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