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SubjectRe: Blocked processes <=> Elevator starvation?
On Sun, 8 Oct 2000, Rui Sousa wrote:

> After starting 2 processes that scan a lot of files (diff, find,
> slocate, ...) it's impossible to run any other processes that
> touch the disk, they will stall until one of the first two stop.
> Could this be a sign of starvation in the elevator code?

It could well be. I've seen this problem too and don't
really have another explanation for this phenomenon.

OTOH, maybe there is another reason for it that hasn't
been found yet ;)


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