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SubjectRe: 2.4.5 VM
Christopher Zimmerman wrote:

>
> I've found that with the latest kernel release (2.4.5) VM performance has
> been greatly improved. kswapd and bdflush no longer use 200% of my cpu
> cycles when simply doing a dd bs=1024 count=8388608 if=/dev/zero
> of=test.file. All of my test systems remain responsive with about 180% cpu
> available. These systems are running software RAID and 3ware IDE raid with
> 2GB of memory and 4GB swap. Have you tried 2.4.5?
>
> -zim
>
> Christopher Zimmerman
> AltaVista Company
>


I have found that 2.4.5 is great, until it decides to stop freeing unused pages

(simple file cache). Then it goes to hell in a handbasket at the speed of light.


Yes, I have tried it, that is what I wrote about.

Trever

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