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Subject2.4.10-acX VM troubles
At first I thought that the VM in 2.4.10-acX (I've tried ac3 and ac7) was
a big improvement over vanilla 2.4.9 (my previous kernel). But after
playing around with different versions and patches, and actually running
the same kernel for a day or more I ran into severe problems.

The problem can be triggered by a number of things, ususally involving
semi-heavy disk activitity (kernel recompile, apt-get installs...). It
seems to only happen after the system has been up for a while (10+

Suddenly the CPU usage jumps to 100%, and the load avarage to 10 or
more. The system becomes completely unresponsive, even the mouse pointer
freezes for long periods of time. It looks like most of the CPU time is
spent in kswapd, and some in kupdated. The harddisk LED shows almost no

I haven't verified (yet) that this is -acX only, but vanilla 2.4.9 did not
have this problem.

System is a Duron on KT133 chipset, 256M RAM, 300M swap, reiserfs.


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