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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Re: Linux 2.4.4-ac10
    On Sat, 19 May 2001, Mike Galbraith wrote:
    > On Fri, 18 May 2001, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
    > > That's the main problem with static parameters. The problem you are
    > > trying to solve is fundamentally dynamic in most cases (which is also
    > > why magic numbers tend to suck in the VM.)
    > Magic numbers might be sucking some performance right now ;-)

    ... so you replace them with some others ... ;)

    > Three back to back make -j 30 runs for three different kernels.
    > Swap cache numbers are taken immediately after last completion.

    The performance increase is nice, though. Do you see similar
    changes in different kinds of workloads ?

    > (yes, the last hunk looks out of place wrt my text.

    It also looks kind of bogus and geared completely towards this
    particular workload ;)


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