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    Buffer cache eats up main protions of physical memory in any i/o
    intensive situation, no matter what /proc/sys/vm/buffermem percentage tells.

    The following patch fixes this at least for me &*)


    --- linux-2.1.105/fs/buffer.c Wed Jun 10 17:30:40 1998
    +++ linux-2.1.105/fs/buffer.c.orig Fri Jun 5 07:53:50 1998
    @@ -1590,10 +1590,6 @@
    struct buffer_head * insert_point;
    int isize;

    - if ( nr_free_pages < freepages.min * 2 ||
    - ( buffermem >> PAGE_SHIFT) * 100 >
    - buffer_mem.max_percent * num_physpages) return 0;
    -
    if ((size & 511) || (size > PAGE_SIZE)) {
    printk("VFS: grow_buffers: size = %d\n",size);
    return 0;


    Best regards,
    Heinz
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