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SubjectRe: Break 2.4 VM in five easy steps
On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 12:16:30PM +1000, Andrew Morton wrote:
> "Jeffrey W. Baker" wrote:
> >
> > Because the 2.4 VM is so broken, and
> > because my machines are frequently deeply swapped,
>
> The swapoff algorithms in 2.2 and 2.4 are basically identical.
> The problem *appears* worse in 2.4 because it uses lots
> more swap.

exactly, I've seen this on a 2.2.16 box that went deep into swap. Although
it didn't lock up, kswapd was using most of the CPU time during a swapoff.

-mh
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