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SubjectRe: 2.4.0-ac9 works, but slower and swappier

On 15-Jan-2001 Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Jan 2001, Mark Orr wrote:
>> I've been running 2.4.0-ac9 for a day and a half now.
>>
>> I have pretty low-end hardware (Pentium 1/ 100MHz, 16Mb RAM,
>> 17Mb swap) and it really seems to bog down with anything
>> heavy in memory. Netscape seems to really drag, and any
>> Java applets I encounter positively crawl -- you can see
>> the individual widgets being drawn.
>
> Could you please try this patch:
>
> http://bazar.conectiva.com.br/~marcelo/patches/v2.4/2.4.1pre3/try_to_free_page
> s-3.patch > and report results?

Yeah, I just applied the patch and recompiled. Yes, it fixed it, pretty
decisively too.

P100/16Mb RAM/17Mb swap -- run Netscape 3.04, and start some large Java
applet -- like a Java-based game or Yahoo Chat or some such.

...on 240-ac4, it works okay. On 240-ac9, the disk grinds away, and it's
so slow you can see individual widgets being drawn.

With this patch, it's pretty much back to the way it was in -ac4, maybe a
little better.

thanx.

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