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SubjectRe: The page cache keeps growing
On Fri, Nov 09, 2001 at 03:17:42PM -0500, paulh@ucentric.com wrote:
> I'd like to throw this out to the group for opinions-
>
> I'm working on a box using the 2.4.9 kernel that is saving a couple of
> mpeg2
> video streams, while playing back one of them. The box also allows one
> to
> web browse, play mp3's and configure one's home network.
>
> What I'm seeing is the page cache grow to huge sizes- to as much as
> 102MB
> of 128MB of memory. This is causing pages to be stolen from other
> processes
> in memory, so that when a user attempts to go to one of these, a long
> wait ensues
> while it's paged back in.

Move on to 2.4.14. VM changes since 2.4.9 have been 'significant.'

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