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SubjectRe: 2.4.13pre3aa1
On Tuesday 16 October 2001 20:38, Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
> Hm, from looking at the presented numbers I tend to believe that you are
> driving this system up to the limits. Very possible that ac kernels deal a
> bit better with the situation because of neat swap-management. But very
> much of your mem is really used by appilcations and very few (in
> comparison) is used by page cache, so there is not really much room to play
> with. If I were to give advice, I'd either
> a) buy mem (something like additional 256 MB)
> or
> b) throw away K, and replace by more resource-conscious stuff like wm,
> or/and an acceptable mail-client like sylpheed.
> Both would do quantum-leaps in your configuration, compared to very small
> playground left for vm treatment. Whatever is swapped could be the wrong
> thing, depending on your further actions.
> Try it and compare the time and memory consumption for:
> a) Startup
> b) Exit
> c) Starting your mail-client
> d) updatedb
> with K and with wm (just to mention a nice example)

e) Just hope the bug is already fixed
On a suggestion from Luigi Genoni I tried 2.4.13-pre3aa1. The problem IS
infact fixed. From a subjective point of view I would again claim the Andrea
VM leaves the system much more responsive when updatedb is running than the
VM in 2.4.12-ac3.

Nice!! :)

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