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    SubjectRe: Linux responsiveness under heavy load
    On Wed, 8 Mar 2000, Jamie Lokier wrote:

    >Khimenko Victor wrote:
    >> You can limit PROCESS'S cpu but you can not limit KERNEL'S cpu and in
    >> your second example your system was mostly waited for disk to deliver
    >> data in kernel mode (as for first example: 2.3 should help great deal
    >> here but do not install it on production server now :-)
    >
    >Ingo's "low latency" patch should fix the kernel-hogs-CPU shouldn't it?

    That's not the case because you never spin while waiting disk I/O
    completation.

    Andrea


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