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SubjectRe: linux-2.4.13 high SWAP
Pablo Ninja wrote:
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> Hi Robert,
>
> I'm just a regular user of sgi xfs on my desktop and I noted It eats up all memory (maybe cos it caches too much). Don't know if it matters but have you ever tried to umount/mount these partitions ?
>

Yes, I have tried to unmount the partition, however, it is impossible
once the machine gets into this state.

One thing that I have noticed is that when the load starts to increase,
a manual sync, although it takes a long time, appears to keep off an
immediate hang of the system. Once the load gets above 25 however, the
machines spiral out of control.

Robert


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> Pablo
>
> On Mon, 29 Oct 2001 23:49:56 -0500
> Robert Scussel <rscuss@omniti.com> wrote:
>
> > Just thought that I would add our experience.
> >
> > We have experienced the same kind of swap symptoms described, however we
> > have no mounted tmpfs, or ramfs partitions. We have, in fact,
> > experienced the same symptoms on the 2.4.2,2.4.5,2.4.7 and 2.4.12
> > kernel, haven't yet tried the 2.4.13 kernel. The symptoms include hung
> > processes which can not be killed, system cannot right to disk, and
> > files accessed during this time are filled with binary zeros. As sync
> > does not work as well, the only resolution is to do a reboot -f -n.
> >
> > All systems are comprised of exclusively SGI XFS partitions, with dual
> > pentium II/III processors.
> >
> > Any insight would be helpful,
> >
> > Robert Scussel
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