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SubjectRe: Unresponiveness of 2.4.16
On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Any ideas of how to fix this for 2.4.16?
> If it is the VM then watch for a patch from Rik for 2.4.16 + RielVM.
> If that helps then we know its VM related , if not then we know to
> look at other suspects

The patch to 2.4.16 + rielvm (well, a merge between my VM and
Andrea's VM) is available on my home page and seems stable now.
FYI, my 64MB dual pentium test box seems to "happily" survive
a 'make -j bzImage' over NFS...

However, I suspect this unresponsiveness issue is related to
either IO scheduling or write throttling, and that code is
the same in both VMs. I'll take a look at smoothing out writes
so we can get this thing fixed in both VMs.

The patch is on


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