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SubjectRe: VM test on 2.4.13-pre3aa1 (compared to 2.4.12-aa1 and 2.4.13-pre2aa1)
In article <20011017004839.A15996@earthlink.net> rwhron@earthlink.net wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 04:31:03AM +0200, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
>> I noticed that anotehr thing that changed between vanilla 2.4.13pre2 and
>> 2.4.13pre3 is the setting of page_cluster on machine with lots of ram.
>>
>> You'll now find the page_cluster set to 6, that means "1 << 6 << 12"
>> bytes will be paged in at each major fault, while previously only "1 <<
>> 4 << 12" bytes were paged in.
>>
>> So I'd suggest to try again after "echo 4 > /proc/sys/vm/page-cluster"
>> to see if it makes any difference.
>>
>> Andrea
>
>You Rule!
>
>The tweak to page-cluster is basically magic for this test.

Out of curiousity, did you play with the 'preempt' patch at all?

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