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SubjectRe: System unresponsitive when copying HD/HD
On Sat, 3 Feb 2001, LA Walsh wrote:

> I've noticed less responsive disk response on 2.4.0 vs. 2.2.17.
> For example -- I run vmware and suspend it frequently when I'm
> not using it. One of them requires a 158Mb save file. Before,
> I could suspend that one, then start another which reads in a
> smaller 50M save file. The smaller one would come up while the
> other was still saving. As of 2.4, the smaller one doesn't come
> up -- I can't even do an 'ls' until the big save finishes.


This could be related with (from the linux-mm bugzilla):

I have a patch against 2.4.1 and 2.4.1-ac which {c,sh}ould
fix this bug, but I don't know if it will fix your situation.
If your problem still happens with this patch, let me know and
I'll see how I can fix it:


Linux MM bugzilla:

Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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