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SubjectRe: Which kernel fixes the VM issues?
On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 01:47:39PM +0100, you [Andre Tomt] claimed:
> > > This issue is fixed in 2.2.18 AFAIK (never seen it since).
> >
> > Nope.
> >
> > It's fixed 2.2.19pre2 (which includes the Andrea Arcangeli's vm-global-7
> > patch that (among other things) fixes this.)
>
> I stand corrected. Still, with almost-vanilla 2.2.18 (+ ow patches) on a
> highly loaded webserver has not shown any "LRU block list corruption"
> crashes in over 6 weeks, even when it usually died after a week on 2.2.17
> with the same error (if memory serves me right). Could be the system tuning
> that has "fixed" this by making the usual load not - err - load the server
> as much as before.

I'm not sure about the "LRU block list" thing (it may be another issue),
but AFAIK it's vm-global that fixes the try_to_free_pages thing. It's also
my experience, that the try_to_free_pages is completely gone after
applying vm-global to otherwise identical 18pre.

> > You can also apply the vm-global-patch to 2.2.18 if you like.
>
> Yep, as stated in my previous mail :-)


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