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SubjectRe: 2.4.11.p4 and dd
On Sun, 7 Oct 2001 20:35:40 +0200 kladit@t-online.de (Klaus Dittrich) wrote:

> dd does not work anymore.
>
> dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=1024k
>
> stops with "File size limit exceeded"
>
> Using kernel 2.4.3 the same command works fine.
>
> 2.4.3 uses a large amount of buffer, 2.4.11p4 only chache.
> 2.4.3 doesn't swap, 2.4.11p4 eats up 1 GB RAM and 100 MB swap.

Please try 2.4.11-pre5.
pre4 is seriously broken regarding high vm loads.

Regards,
Stephan

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