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SubjectRe: [lkml]Re: reiserfs: still problems with tail conversion
On Sat, Feb 24, 2001 at 04:45:04PM +0100, Arjan Filius wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I tried Erik's trigger-program.
>
> After some test i thing it's memory related, and it seems to match the
> other reports i saw on lkm.
> With my 384M ram i was not able te reproduce it.
> With "mem=32M" linux hang while starting a test oracle-db.
> However i tried (not repeated tests, and after a fresh reboot):
> ram=128M ; Triggered
> ram=138M ; Triggered
> ram=180M ; Triggered
> ram=192M ; NOT Triggered
> ram=250M ; NOT Triggered
> ram=256M ; NOT Triggered
>
> These results say that it memory dependent, and perhaps memory use
> dependent.
> With the mem=180M i did some additional tests:
>
> reisertest ; triggered
> free ; shows only 60M on cached data and 8192 files*8192
> bytes=64M
> /sbin/swapout 100M ; make sure enough cache to hold 64M data
> reisertest ; NOT Triggered !!!!
> While leaving the data, and executing reisertest in a new dir i'm
> triggring it again!
>
> So i think i can say, it's triggerable when the cache has no space to hold
> all the data (64M), but i didn't extensive tests.
>
I can't confirm that. This machine has 512 Mb memory:

free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 512940 144916 368024 0 12052 106552
-/+ buffers/cache: 26312 486628
Swap: 1992052 0 1992052

<after the failing test>
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 512940 144924 368016 0 12052 106552
-/+ buffers/cache: 26320 486620
Swap: 1992052 0 1992052

Jurriaan
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