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SubjectRe: unlink aggressively robs resources
Rik van Riel <> writes:

> On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > On Fri, 5 Jun 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> >
> > >I've noticed this with 2.1.84, .86, and .103 kernels. When you unlink
> > >large files on an ext2 disk, the machine becomes extremely choppy. Not
> >
> > You could try to killall -9 update (note that doing that if your machine
> > will crash you will lost ton of cached data).
> No you won't. Kflushd will push the data to disk, but in a
> more controlled fashion than update(8) did...
> I've been running without update or bdflush for a _long_
> time now, and no problems, ever.

What do you mean by "more controlled"? Do you suggest that it is
actually better to run without update?

Regards, Anders <URL:>

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