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Subject[: Re: Which is better at vm, and why? 2.2 or 2.4]
Heh, well 2.2 actually could get away with it. I think I remember seeing the system size (reported by make bzimage) to me 2 megs vs 2.4's 4 megs. Or maybe I'm just imagining things.

On 13-Oct-2001, Mark Hahn wrote:
> > Now, the great kernel hacker, ac, said that 2.2 is better at vm in low
> > memory situations than 2.4 is. Why is this? Why hasnt someone fixed the 2.4
> > code?
>
> not to slight TGKH AC, but he's also the 2.2 maintainer; perhaps there's
> some paternal protectiveness there ;)
>
> my test for VM is to compile a kernel on my crappy old BP6 with mem=64m;
> I use a dedicated partition with a fresh ext2, unpack the same source tree,
> make -j2 7 times, drop 1 outlier, and average:
>
> 2.2.19: 584.462user 57.492system 385.112elapsed 166.5%CPU
> 2.4.12: 582.318user 40.535system 337.093elapsed 184.5%CPU
>
> notice that elapsed is noticably faster even than the 1+17 second
> benefit to user and system times. Rik's VM seems to be slightly
> slower on this test. with 128M, there's much less diference for
> any of the versions (and I don't have the patience for <64M.)
>
> regards, mark hahn.
>
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